Garry McCarthy

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, talks about the start of a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a news conference as he stands next to Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy, center, and Acting Newark Police Director Sam DeMaio Monday, May 9, 2011 in Newark, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Justice Department Launches Probe Of Newark Police Department

New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.


The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

Spotlight On Newark As NCAA Tournament Heads To ‘The Rock’

Thousands of people will be descending on New Jersey’s largest city and the Prudential Center for the NCAA East Regional Finals.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor, Police Union Head At Odds Over Layoffs

There is concern and worry in New Jersey’s largest city. Newark residents were wondering Tuesday if their streets were safe after 14 percent of the city’s police officers were laid off.


A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit: CBS 2)

Newark Police Union To Vote On City’s Proposal

The union for Newark police made the decision after a morning public appeal from Mayor Cory Booker. 167 officers would be be laid off if no agreement is reached.

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Layoff notices are seen ready for mailing to members of the Newark Police Department - Newark, NJ - Oct 13, 2010 - Photo: Levon Putney / WCBS 880

Newark Police Dept. Ready To Send Layoff Notices

Almost all of the 180 police recruits hired the last three years in Newark stand to lose their jobs.