Samuel DeMaio

Police Headquarters - Newark, NJ - File Photo

Newark Expected To Name 1st Female Police Chief

Mayor Cory Booker is expected to name veteran officer Sheilah Coley as the first female police chief in Newark’s history.

08/03/2011

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

Newark police investigate a shooting (credit: CBS 2)

With More Than 200 People Shot This Year, Newark Residents Say City Crime Is Getting Worse

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.

07/14/2011

Newark Police (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Police Say Fatal Newark Shooting Appears To Be Targeted; Suspects Still At Large

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.

07/12/2011

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Newark Police Beef Up Curfew Enforcement After Rise In Violence

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.

06/21/2011

William C. Johnson (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Suspect In Shooting Death Of Newark Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty

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.

06/07/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor: City Crime Fighting Heating Up For Summer

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.

06/05/2011

Funeral Procession for William Johnson - Newark, NJ - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Funeral Held For Newark Police Officer William Johnson Killed In Drive-By

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.”

06/02/2011

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, left, and acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio, right, listen as  Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference Friday, May 27, 2011, in Newark, NJ. Newark police veteran William C. Johnson, in photo at right, was killed in a drive-by shooting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Wake Scheduled For Newark Officer Killed In Drive-By Shooting

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.

06/01/2011

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, left, and acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio, right, listen as  Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference Friday, May 27, 2011, in Newark, NJ. Newark police veteran William C. Johnson, in photo at right, was killed in a drive-by shooting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Suspect Charged With Murder In Drive-By Shooting That Killed Newark Cop

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.

05/29/2011

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

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