Newark Police Department
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Tuesday announced what he called the first step in reforming a problem-plagued police force, with the creation of a civilian complaint review board, the first in the city’s history.
The victim, 29-year-old Khendrai Williams, of East Orange, was struck and killed around 12:30 a.m. at McCarter Highway and Market Street, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Lee Evans filed a civil suit in Superior Court in Newark against the Essex County prosecutor’s office, the Newark Police Department and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.
The Justice Department is in talks with Newark officials about the potential cost associated with putting the city’s police force under a federal monitor to rid the department of misconduct.
The victims were walking in the snow-covered Ironbound section early in the evening just before Olga Patrone, 66, was punched and fell to the ground.
The victims have been identified as Tariq Romane, 21, and Rahmel Johnson, 20, both of Newark.
Armed bandits stole the truck around 1:30 a.m. at Elm and Union streets.
Shaquille O’Neal has a new kind of movie project: theater owner. O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion, grew up in Newark, and now co-owns and operates the CityPlex12 theater near downtown.
Whitney Houston’s funeral is costing the city of Newark tens of thousands of dollars in police overtime. And some taxpayers say as much as they loved the pop star they’re not happy about footing the high security costs.
Though fans maybe not be able to hold a public farewell at the Prudential Center as previously anticipated, publicist Kristen Foster said the Associated Press will stream the service live on Saturday.
More than 1,000 police officers from all over the country paid tribute to a Newark police detective killed while trying to protect someone else.
When Sheilah Coley first put on that blue uniform and proudly wore the shield she was just one of 15 female cops on Newark’s police force. Twenty-two years later, she becomes the city’s first female police chief.
Mayor Cory Booker has joined forces with police officers, firefighters and prosecutors to recruit about 40 children, ages 10-14, to attend a special summer camp where they will learn to report crimes, stay away from gangs and carry fire hoses.
A Newark Police officer was among three people injured Thursday night in a shooting at a restaurant in New Jersey’s largest city.
New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.