THE DALE FAMILY STATEMENT: WE BELIVE MR. GULIA DALE III WAS KILLED BY THE NEWTON POLICE DEPARTMEN ON JULY 4, 2021
The immediate family of a decorated black army veteran, Mr. Gulia Dale III truly believes that he was killed by the Newton Police Department on July 4, 2021 and the matter should be considered as a wrongful death incident. While it is true that Mr. Dale suffered from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the engagement and tactics used by the Newton Police Department is highly questionable and the family is looking for clarity. Hence, the filing of an Internal Affairs investigation of the people involved that led to the alleged wrongful death of Mr. Dale was filed on August 5, 2021 at the Newton Police Department by the family.
Mr. Dale served this country honorably for over 30 years as a proud army Major and received
numerous awards for his contribution to this nation. Most noticeably, he served at the “Pentagon” and was a pillar in the Newton community as the leader of Dale family. He was a beloved husband, a father, a brother, an uncle and a friend to many throughout this country.
It is no secret that our nation is currently grappling with Police Brutality Incidents that has led to the deaths of Black/Brown Men/Women for decades. The state of New Jersey is no stranger to this unfortunate, phenomenon, which is why there is a bill (A4656 sponsored by Assemblywoman McKnight-NJ Legislative District 31) in the Legislature for the establishment of the Civilian Complaint Review Boards (CCRB) throughout the state, seeking subpoena power for accountability and transparency measures.
Lastly, the Dale family is looking for a true account of the matter from the NJ Office of the Attorney General that led to the alleged, unspeakable execution of Mr. Dale. In addition, the family is focusing on the procedures regarding de-escalation training, the family is requesting unedited footage of all cameras and we demand a full investigation of the individuals involved that led to this alleged execution of our family leader, Mr. Gulia Dale, III.
The family is having a vigil to honor retired army Major, Gulia Dale, III on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 5 PM at the Newton Green Town Center located at 4 Spring Street, Newton, NJ, 07860.
Valerie Cobbertt Sister
Rick Robinson, Chairman NJSC NAACP Co-Chair/Newark, NJ NAACP Criminal Justice Committees