Over the last decade, dozens of current and former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined a far-right, anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers, according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis of what appear to be membership rolls obtained by an anonymous hacker.
In response, the state’s Attorney General’s office said it was troubled by the findings, and that it would evaluate “what reforms are necessary to root out extremism among law enforcement ranks.”
That push comes after WNYC/Gothamist reported last month that the same hacked information, which lists names and other personal information of alleged members, indicated some NYPD officers had also joined the group. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered an investigation into the associations.
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BREAKING: Dozens of current & former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined the Oath Keepers according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis of what appear to be membership rolls obtained by an anonymous hacker. https://t.co/93NuV4lwLD
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) October 13, 2021
Hacked data revealed the names of hundreds of Oath Keepers in New Jersey, a group linked to the Capitol attack.~20 of those names were identified as recently active police officers.@georgejoseph94, @mattkatz00, @MicahLoewinger and I reached out to them:
— Joseph Gedeon (@JGedeon1) October 13, 2021