Mayor Cory Booker is expected to name veteran officer Sheilah Coley as the first female police chief in Newark’s history.
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.
While Newark’s acting police director Samuel DeMaio claims the Safe City campaign is working, many residents say the streets don’t seem any safer.
Police in Newark were still searching for suspects in three separate shootings that left 15-year-old Aziz Stewart dead and 12 other people wounded.
The violent shooting death of 13-year-old Dante Young Sunday night in Newark has prompted officials to take extra measures to protect residents in the area.
Bail remains at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man charged in a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark police officer.
A spike in violent crimes since last year and fears of a hot summer to come in Newark, Mayor Cory Booker told the crowd inside Calvary Gospel Church the city will strictly enforce curfew laws.
As loudspeakers broadcast a sermon onto a Newark sidewalk where hundreds of police officers stood at attention, a young girl’s wailing could be heard from inside the church: “I want my daddy back.”
Officer William Johnson was standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant trying to get a slice of pizza when he was shot along with two other people last Thursday.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carol A. Murray said Saturday that 19-year-old Rasul McNeill-Thomas, is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer William Johnson.
New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.