Probe of New Jersey National Guard discrimination launched

A former in-house New Jersey government watchdog has been hired to investigate claims of racial discrimination at the state National Guard.

The New Jersey National Guard is being investigated

The New Jersey National Guard is being investigated about possible discrimination.

TRENTON - A former in-house New Jersey government watchdog has been hired to investigate claims of racial discrimination at the state National Guard.

Former federal prosecutor and state comptroller Matthew Boxer is looking into complaints made by four senior Guard officers that two generals are discriminating against minorities, stunting the careers of their critics and rewarding loyalists with promotions and other opportunities.

The Guard commander, Brig. General Michael Cunniff, disclosed during a budget hearing last month that his agency was under investigation and told lawmakers that he was confident that the claims were baseless.

Boxer was hired April 7, but it was first reported Monday by NJ.com.

Boxer left as comptroller in 2014 after six years on the job and now works at a private law firm.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Chopper 12 over small plane crash on 1 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over small plane crash on Bayonne street
Pilot from Long Island recovers after small plane 2 Small plane crashes on Bayonne street
Pilot from Long Island recovers after small plane 3 Pilot recovers after plane crashes onto street in Bayonne
One lane in each direction now open on 4 Portions of Bayonne Bridge's upper deck now open
Residents across New Jersey are taking advantage of 5 Residents take advantage of spring-like temps

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE