Things got confrontational between me and a judge in Monmouth County, New Jersey.On April 26, 2021, at approximately 7:30AM Central Time, I attempted to listen in to the docket of
(r)eveals that Judge Dalton specifically subpoenaed a copy of Ms. McClelland illegally interviewing the child without a special needs evaluator in the room since the child has speech issues associated with his disabilities. On another recording, Ms. McClelland promises the mother that she will not interview the autistic child without a special needs support person in the room and then not only a week later, ignored her promise and interviewed the child at the father’s home. On April 26th motion hearing, Judge Dalton lied into the record and said that it was DCPP that voluntarily gave the unfinished report to the court. It appears that Judge Dalton has been advocating for Bryan Alintoff from the bench and acting as his own person counsel. Both are ethics violations and grounds for recusal.
Regarding your question about protocol, NJ statute requires that “The child protective investigator shall interview the alleged child victim in person and individually, during the investigation of a report containing any allegation. The child protective investigator shall observe each non-verbal alleged child victim. The child protective investigator shall use sensitivity to avoid further trauma to each alleged child victim.” (N.J.A.C. 3A:10-3.1(a)).