Norhan Mansour is the cop at the center of the commission’s decision. According to court documents, she was chosen for a random drug test on Sept. 20, 2022, that turned up positive for cannabis (this was five months after the state’s recreational cannabis market opened). During a disciplinary hearing in November, she conceded that she had ingested cannabis gummies the night before the test, and afterward she was fired, the documents show.
Jersey City Police Department
Norhan Mansour was fired well after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis in New Jersey in 2021 (with sales beginning in April 2022). After the bill was signed, the Jersey City Police Department clarified that although cannabis was legal, police officers were prohibited from consuming cannabis when off the clock. Mansour was one of four officers who were terminated due to a positive THC test in June 2022, all of whom pursued a lawsuit in April 2023.
Four Jersey City police officers plan to sue the city after they were suspended without pay for testing positive for cannabis use while they were off-duty.
The officers, who were not named, are asking to be reinstated with back pay, said their attorney, Peter Paris, NJ.com reported.
Paris maintained that the disciplinary actions, which were made against the men earlier this year, are contradictory to a directive by state Attorney General Matthew Platkin, who said off-duty officers are allowed to use cannabis.