Law & Justice

April 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday that an alleged local leader of the Latin Kings street gang and eight inmates allegedly under his command in various correctional facilities—including Northern State Prison in Newark and New Jersey State Prison in Trenton—have ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ-- The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Elizabeth, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County manager Edward Oatman did not directly answer questions about the potential closure of the Union County Jail in Elizabeth Thursday, despite pressure from community leaders who spoke on behalf of inmates, employees and their families. Commissioner Chairman Alexander ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The owner of hundreds of rental units scattered across 18 residential properties in Elizabeth has been arrested and criminally charged with coercing more than a dozen of his tenants into sexual acts in exchange for financial relief, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy at the site of the county’s former Juvenile Detention Center in Linden. On Thursday, county residents pressed the Board of Commissioners about whether the Union County Jail in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy at the site of the county’s former Juvenile Detention Center in Linden. On Thursday, county residents pressed the Board of Commissioners about whether the Union County Jail in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – With strong statewide expectation that voters will approve a ballot question tonight that legalizes recreational marijuana, Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-20th Dist.) is calling today for a suspension of all marijuana arrests for petty possession. Moreover, Holley said, all current ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Friday that Francisco Salazar, 35, of Elizabeth was arrested and charged with second degree leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Devere ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man who acted as the getaway driver in a violent robbery that led to a prolonged police pursuit in December 2018 has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Saturday. During a Thursday ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A federal grand jury on Monday indicted two Elizabeth, New Jersey, men for allegedly committing multiple armed robberies from August 2018 through February 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jaime Fontanez, 43, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 30, both of Elizabeth, New ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owner of rental properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey, violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting tenants to sexual harassment, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The complaint ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A federal grand jury on Friday indicted an Elizabeth, New Jersey, man for persuading, inducing and enticing numerous female victims to travel in interstate or foreign commerce to engage in prostitution and other sexual acts, often by use of force, violence and threats, U.S. Attorney ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Make the Road New Jersey, an Elizabeth based civil rights organization focusing on immigrants and workers rights held a rally in Trenton Tuesday. Over 25 adults and children gathered to protest for undocumented workers who have not received any government aid since the start of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy have scheduled coronavirus tests after they marched alongside protestors taking to the streets against police brutality Sunday in Hillside and Westfield.  But some in New Jersey, including at least one Republican lawmaker, claim the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday.  Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man today admitted distributing and conspiring to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jhon Rodriguez-Acosta, 34, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Dakeem Stockling, 19, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Friday. The charges are the result of an investigation by the ...

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