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HOPATCONG POLICE PRESS RELEASES Every Police Department in the State of New Jersey is bound by laws when it comes to releasing information. We want to keep you informed of what your department is doing. However, we cannot disseminate the following investigations or cases: domestic violence, certain child abuse cases, juvenile information, sexual assault victim information, wiretap or surveillance information, medical examiner's reports, confessions, mug shots, copies of criminal histories, defendants statements, name of a deceased until the next of kin has been notified, test results (polygraph, fingerprint comparison, ballistics test, or Alcotest) information that will be evidentiary in trial, information that will hinder an investigation and any opinion on a case. What we will give you is what we give the local news and more local events that the newspapers usually do not print. THESE CHARGES ARE MERELY AN ACCUSATION AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY