Doesn’t matter anymore, but city spokesperson should be responding to my inquiries
Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione is being paid $95,000 by taxpayers to serve as the spokesperson for the City of Jersey City – so expecting a response to basic questions/requests for information to keep the public properly informed isn’t asking much.
First off, I’m retracting my last story about a Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) officer whose gun was stolen during a Downtown Jersey City bar altercation. It’s the only post that has been retracted in the history of Real Jersey City.
The report was rather impulsive, slightly outside the scope of this website’s reporting, not in line with prior standards, and when first published had an error. As well, it’s unfortunate that a local Instagram page – which uses my content selectively and shall not be named – presumably won’t delete their steal-and-post of the video related to the incident.
Also, for those wondering, sometime not too long after the story was published the missing gun was recovered. Don’t quote me on that because there’s no way of confirming unless Jersey City Spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione provides me with some information.
Which is problematic because Wallace-Scalcione apparently has an obligation under the law to do just that (NJSA 47:1A-3), but has chosen to “ignore” my inquiries because that’s what she’s been instructed to do by her boss – Mayor Steven Fulop.
Although it doesn’t matter anymore, at least to me, Wallace-Scalcione is being paid $95,000 by taxpayers to serve as the spokesperson for the City of Jersey City – so expecting a response to basic questions/requests for information to keep the public properly informed isn’t asking much.
Of note, this is the second time that’s recently happened, as Wallace-Scalcione declined to provide information/reports related to the Pamela Johnson incident – which she did for The Jersey Journal. Somewhat unrelated, it’s funny how the Journal writes editorials criticizing the Fulop Administration’s handling of Use of Force reports, then doesn’t report about an officer’s documented history of force in their articles covering Johnson.
Regardless, like I previously said, it doesn’t matter anymore. For the most part, I’m done with the JCPD shenanigans I’ve written about over the years and I’m now focused on other issues & projects – meaning Wallace-Scalcione probably won’t be getting anymore requests for comment on police matters unrelated to internal affairs and federal investigations.