Newark Police Department

Police officers line up at the funeral of William Johnson - Newark, NJ - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Cop Killer Sentenced To Consecutive 30-Year Prison Terms

There was emotional testimony and new developments on Friday in the trial of a man accused of killing a New Jersey police officer.

04/24/2015

Ras Baraka

Mayor Baraka Announces Civilian Review Board For Newark Police

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.

01/20/2015

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Newark Man Charged In Hit-Run That Killed Pedestrian

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.

01/18/2015

Lee Evans was acquitted of the 1978 murders of five Newark teenagers in 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

Lee Evans, NJ Man Acquitted In Murder Of 5 Teens, Sues

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.

04/08/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Justice Department Mulls Federal Monitor For Newark Police Department

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.

02/09/2014

Pablo Patrone shortly after attack in Newark. (credit: CBS 2)

Violent Mother-Son Mugging In Newark Caught On Video

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.

12/19/2013

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2 Fatally Shot In Newark

The victims have been identified as Tariq Romane, 21, and Rahmel Johnson, 20, both of Newark.

11/19/2013

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Stolen Bread Truck Leads Newark Police On Chase

Armed bandits stole the truck around 1:30 a.m. at Elm and Union streets.

10/20/2013

Shaquille O'Neal (credit: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal Co-Owns, Operates Movie Theater Near Downtown Newark

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.

09/14/2012

Whitney Houston Funeral

OUTRAGE: Newark Residents Hit With $187,000 Police OT Bill For Whitney Houston Funeral

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.

04/06/2012

A memorial for Whitney Houston outside of The New Hope Baptist Church on February 14, 2012 in Newark, NJ. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

Lack Of Public Memorial Upsets Fans; Funeral To Be Streamed Online

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.

02/15/2012

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Newark Detective Michael Morgan, Shot To Death During Robbery, Laid To Rest

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.

11/12/2011

Sheila Coley, Newark's first female police chief (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Newark’s First Female Police Chief Plans To Go Back To The Basics

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.

08/09/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker launches the city's first-ever Youth Public Safety Academy (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Newark Launches First-Ever Youth Public Safety Academy

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.

07/19/2011

Authorities said a Newark Police officer was among three injured at a shooting in a Texas Fried Chicken restaurant. (Credit: CBS 2)

Newark Police Officer Among 3 Injured In Restaurant Shooting

A Newark Police officer was among three people injured Thursday night in a shooting at a restaurant in New Jersey’s largest city.

05/26/2011

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