Newark Police Department

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

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.

05/09/2011

Police Headquarters - Newark, NJ - File Photo

Lawsuit: Newark Cops Illegally Detained High School Student

A lawsuit claims Newark police officers illegally handcuffed and detained a high school student who made a cell phone video of them responding to an incident on an NJT bus.

03/29/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Increasing Law Enforcement Presence

Shootings. Carjackings. Robberies. Crime in Newark is on the rise and is showing no signs of slowing down, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports.

12/24/2010

Fatal Shooting Generic

Separate Newark Shootings Leave 2 Dead, 2 Injured

Two people were fatally shot early Saturday morning at a social club in Newark and another two people were shot in a separate incident, officials said.

12/11/2010

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.

11/30/2010

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

N.J. ACLU Petitions For Oversight Of Newark Police

The ACLU has filed a formal complaint with the federal government, saying the Newark Police Department has shown a pattern of excessive force and police brutality.

09/09/2010

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