BY COLLEEN ROACHE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
TRENTON – N.J. Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Gordon Johnson and Benjie Wimberly to revise the law on wiretapping in New Jersey was released yesterday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-1046) would expand state statutes to authorize wiretap orders for the investigation of the following offenses or a conspiracy to commit them: luring or enticing a child, identity theft, stalking and cyberharassment.
“Wiretaps provide a critical tool for law enforcement officials to collect evidence and carry out their duties in some of the most difficult cases,” said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). “This legislation will help ensure that investigators can obtain a court order for a wiretap when necessary and do the job of keeping communities across New Jersey safe.”