Law & Justice

July 3, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - A Jersey City police officer was charged with conspiring to defraud Jersey City by obtaining compensation for off-duty work that she did not perform, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Thursday. Gicella Sanchez, 36, Jersey City, faces one count of conspiracy to defraud a local ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut has been selected for the second cohort of the Public Rights Project’s Affirmative Leaders Fellowship, a program created to help attorneys in state and local governments across the country expand their capacity to protect residents’ ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Tom Bertoli, a one-time key political advisor to Mayor Steven Fulop, has been indicted on additional federal charges for alleged tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, US Attorney Craig Carpenito announced last week. All the charges, including those announced earlier this ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Bloomfield man was arrested Saturday on charged that he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman at a party on Manila Avenue in Jersey City on Tuesday. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Olumuyiwa Olumodeji, 35, who has been charged with several crimes, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Former city employee Lubna Muneer has brought a lawsuit against Jersey City claiming she was fired because she refused to sign off on a financial statement with incomplete data, not because of “poor job performance” as Mayor Steven Fulop stated when the city terminated her earlier ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Bayonne man who served as shop steward with the United Production Workers (UPW) Union Local 17-18 out of Brooklyn was among three people charged with the theft of more than $50,000 from the pension funds of two different Hudson County factories, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop has responded to the resignation of Janine Brown from the Jersey City Public Safety Citizen Advisory Board by saying it “would have been more productive if Janine had reached out to address any of her concerns over the last 2 years as she mentioned, rather than ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A first of its kind lawsuit, putting the blame for a COVID-19 related death on an employer, has been filed by the family of a long-time PATH worker. Robert Elijah, a power rail mechanic for PATH since 2001, was allegedly exposed to COVID-19 by another worker who, despite PATH ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Just as the City has achieved many of its goals for bolstering the number of police officers on the streets and expanding the diversity of newly hired and newly promoted cops, local activists echoing the demands of a national movement wants the city to defund the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) joined House Democrats, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, as an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives. The bill ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As rallies and demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd continue across the US, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) is proposing legislation that would require enforcement of an updated model use of force policy by each law enforcement agency in the state; require ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While crowds peacefully protested in front of Jersey City City Hall on June 2, a spin off of a protest in Union City tested the mettle of local law enforcement officers in front of the Central Avenue police station, with demonstrators often shouting abuse in what appeared to be an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The “Use of Force” General Order for the Jersey City Police Department will be amended and clarified to be consistent with best practices, Mayor Steven Fulop announced Thursday. “I took the pledge last night when President Obama asked mayors to step up and we are starting on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -Legendary Hudson County political operative Paul Byrne once claimed that he could do just about anything he wanted as long as he paid his federal income tax. Tom Bertoli, 62, a former close political operative to Mayor Steven Fulop, has been charged by complaint with two counts ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - City Council President Joyce E. Watterman is calling for a resolution at the next City Council meeting to form an ad hoc committee tasked to review the state of police policies and procedures on both enforcement and discrimination in Jersey City. Watterman, who is an ordained ...

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JERSEY CITY—“George Floyd.” As his name echoed out from a loudspeaker, protesters instantly rose to their feet at Berry Lane in Jersey City and began chanting in unison, sending the message that police brutality would continue to be met with passionate opposition in this country. “We are here ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A 48-year-old Jersey City man pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery, one count of attempted bank robbery, and one count of impersonating a federal agent via videoconference Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Tuesday. William Tedeschi was previously charged by ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s municipal judges will be dishing out justice again starting Monday, albeit virtually. The transition to virtual court utilizing Zoom video conferencing will reduce foot traffic at the Jersey City Municipal Courthouse by allowing the public to appear remotely to have ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced a second arrest in the April 4 shooting death of 21-year-old Akim Ward. As previously reported, Ward was found with gunshot wounds to the chest after members of the Jersey Police Department responded to the area of Ocean Avenue ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Georgia man has been charged with trafficking multiple firearms which were subsequently used in acts of violence, from Georgia to Jersey City, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Wednesday. Jonathan Brown, 26, of Covington, Georgia, was arrested in Covington by special agents ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Queens woman waspreviously arrested and charged with Assault by Auto after allegedly causing a crash that critically injured Port Authority Police Officer Peter Siano, III on April 28 has been further charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 23-year-old Jersey City has been charged with murder in connection with the April 4 murder of 21-year-old Akim Ward. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Devon Tutten turned himself in Monday. Tutten also faces weapons charges in the shooting incident. As ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Tyrief Martin, 30, Jersey City, has been arrested on two counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest on Friday, following a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Queens woman has been arrested and charged with Assault by Auto after allegedly causing a crash that critically injured Port Authority Police Officer Peter Siano, III who was assisting at the scene of a prior motor vehicle accident on Route 139 in Jersey City early Tuesday ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- As health care workers combat the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is leading New Jersey's leading the fight against disinformation, rumors, and scams to take advantage of the public during the pandemic.  On Thursday, NJOHSP ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- A 28-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault at knifepoint of a Jersey City woman that took place on April 7. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, with ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 23-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested and charged in the March 31 shooting death of Damone Smith, 25. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged Phillip Wiggins, 23, Jersey ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 27-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested in connection with the April 6 shooting death of 23-year-old Javone Smith, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced. According to Suarez, Kenyowa Pinkney turned himself in just after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Pinkney has ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -Two Jersey men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that led to the death of 17-year-old Stephanie Jacques, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced Wednesday. According to Suarez the men Darby Shirden and Shaquan Rush, both 20 and Jersey City residents have ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut has a special message for students at Primary Prep Elementary School: Be kind. The words came via a Facebook video Hudnut created for the students. City employees are still working to keep Jersey City families safe and health, ...

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