New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.
Thousands of people will be descending on New Jersey’s largest city and the Prudential Center for the NCAA East Regional Finals.
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.
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.
Almost all of the 180 police recruits hired the last three years in Newark stand to lose their jobs.