The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it is investigating an audio recording that allegedly has Richard Trigo, Fanwood's Chief of Police, making racist and sexist comments.
The audio recording, which was posted to Youtube on July 4, appears to catch Chief Trigo making sexist remarks against former Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and racist remarks about state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
Chief Trigo has denied making these remarks and his attorney has said that recording was edited and manipulated.
The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has stated that if the audio recording is found to be authentic, then Chief Trigo should step down from his position as Chief of Police immediately.
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr has stated that she will fully cooperate with the Prosecutor's Office's Investigation.