Hudson Jail Director Tish Nalls-Castillo accused of racially-charged tirade against sheriff’s officer

According to multiple sources, Hudson County Department of Corrections Director Tish Nalls-Castillo allegedly berated a Hudson County Sheriff’s officer – which supposedly included racially-tinged language – for trying to stop her from using a phone while operating a county vehicle.

Tish Nalls-Castillo

Tish Nalls-Castillo (Photo:

While law enforcement officers across America feel like they’re under attack from the media, according to multiple sources, one officer from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) supposedly received quite an earful from the director of the Hudson County Department of Corrections (DOC) earlier this week.

Sources, speaking under the condition of anonymity due to fear of retaliation, say Tish Nalls-Castillo, a black female who was appointed director of the DOC on January 29, 2016, apparently didn’t comply with orders from a Hudson County Sheriff’s officer – whose name is unknown at this time – due to her alleged use of a cell phone while operating a county vehicle.

Hudson County Court-Administration Parking Lot

Hudson County Court/Administration Parking Lot where alleged incident took place.

The officer, standing beside his vehicle on the ramp next to the county’s parking lot, supposedly gestured to Nalls-Castillo to put her cell phone down as she drove into the lot – prompting her to allegedly call him a “lying motherf**ker” from the window before she proceeded to park.

The officer, apparently a white male who likely didn’t know who Nalls-Castillo was, or the position she holds, walked across the parking lot to ask her for documentation – causing the alleged verbal confrontation.

By all accounts, Nalls-Castillo, to some varying degree, is accused of calling the sheriff’s officer a “fat f**k,” “the white motherf**ker on the news causing all the problems,” and stating that he was “the reason cops were getting killed.”

According to sources, the officer used his radio at some point to record audio of Nalls-Castillo.

Eventually the officer received backup, including a supervisor responding to the scene that supposedly calmed the situation and let the corrections director go to a meeting in the Hudson County Administration building at 567 Pavonia Ave.

After the situation was under control, the officer eventually issued Nalls-Castillo a summons inside the building – likely for use of a wireless telephone/electronic communication device in a moving vehicle.

Real Jersey City has filed an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request with the HCSO for the citation, radio dispatches, and any other records produced prior to an investigation being launched.

According to one source with knowledge of the radio transmissions, the worst of the alleged comments Nalls-Castillo is accused of making were not recorded, although screaming can purportedly be heard, but that hasn’t been confirmed by multiple sources.

Sources confirmed an investigation has been launched into the encounter.

Hudson County spokesperson James Kennelly did not respond to an email seeking comment. A phone call to Nalls-Castillo’s office has not been returned. A spokesperson for the HCSO did not immediately respond with comment to this story.


  • Citizen United States of America

    This some bs…I want to see arrest warrants for those killer cops killing unarmed black men. Not no big investigation over some bs. Investigate the murders!!!!!

  • Concerned Citizen

    The comment above is a perfect example of what today’s law enforcement officers face on a daily basis. Despite overwhelming evidence that almost all police-involved shootings are justified, members of the Black Lives Matter movement continue to perpetuate a false narrative portraying themselves as victims. The truth is that black males commit a largely disproportionate amount of violent crime in the United States.

    Director Nalls-Castillo’s conduct was unprofessional in the extreme, and directly calls into question her ability to fairly and impartially supervise the white personnel under her command. She should offer her immediate resignation and publicly apologize to the Sheriff’s Officer in question. Absent that, the county would be derelict in its duties not to bring her up on departmental charges for, at a minimum, conduct unbecoming.

    • You must be white. White people commit more crimes and get way less time. They deal just as many drugs and kill people far more than anybody else in this country, but jail time is reserved for everybody else and disproportionately for African-American males.

      • ⬆️Thru that comment you came to a conclusion that the person is white behind it.. ! That tells a lot of how you think !

      • Concerned Citizen

        1. I’m not White.
        2. Year after year, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports show that black males disproportionately commit more violent crimes than any other group. When adjusted for population, the evidence clearly shows that young black males are more likely to commit violent offenses.

  • Whites commit a lot of crimes as well. What’s the deal with people constantly talking about Black-on-Black crime and homicide statistics? You sound very self righteous. Whites in the U.S., especially on a global scale are some of the most violent people in the world. Western Europeans, Chinese, and Canadians are much less violent than Whites–so quit acting like Blacks are the only violent people. There are historical reasons that have led to the amount of Black-on-Black crime that we see, poverty, hopelessness, and dense ghettos with a lot of built-up frustration. Blacks were forced to live in certain parts of town and were fired/laid-off their jobs before their white counterparts. Unfortunately, over time people grow up in these terrible situations and become violent. Whites are going to jail at a higher rate than Blacks–with drug use as a major driver. Meth is tearing up white communities across the U.S. According to the US Department of Justice statistics, 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites. In 2011, there were more cases of whites killing whites than there were of blacks killing blacks. Between 1980 to 2008, a majority (53.3 percent) of gang-related murders were committed by white people, with a majority of the homicide victims being white as well. What’s even more troubling is that they are also responsible for a vast majority of violent crimes. In 2013, whites led all other groups in aggravated assault, larceny-theft, arson, weapons-carrying, and vandalism. When it comes to sexual assault, whites commit the most forcible rape crimes. They are also more likely to kill children, the elderly, family members, their significant others, etc. etc. I’m saying all this to point out that you shouldn’t forget that there is a major problem with White criminality as well.

    I noted those statistics b/c there is this prevalent notion that whites in our country aren’t violent, while Blacks are just out-of-control. There couldn’t be anything further from the truth. Whites lead in many crime categories. So, get off of your pedestals and work to make this country better for all of us. We are all in this thing together and you must realize that whites aren’t all peaceful and innocent.

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  • Concerned Citizen

    Mr. Mason: As was pointed out earlier, you have failed to adjust those numbers to control for population. As Whites account for a larger percentage of the population, it would stand to reason that they would also account for a larger percentage of crimes committed. Once one controls for that, however, it becomes quite apparent that, statistically, young black males more commonly commit violent offenses than young males in other racial categories. The numbers are public record, and cannot be denied.

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