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Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Tevlin Murder Case Ends in Life Imprisonment for Brown

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly four years after 19-year-old Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin, a 2013 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was gunned down on Walker Road in West Orange by a man who recently pled guilty to six charges, including charges of first-degree terrorism and murder, Ali Muhammad Brown was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald ...

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Fatal Montclair Stabbing of 20-Year-Old Woman

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Akirah M. Townes in Montclair Friday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti have announced.

An investigation by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force and the Montclair Police Department led authorities to ...

Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder 

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Gregory Bentley, 24, of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons charges following a trial before the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Austin Edwards, who tried the case, on ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offers Blueprint for the Path Ahead

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Impersonating a Cop

NEWARK, NJ –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted of Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend.

A jury convicted Gonzalez of four counts of making false reports and one count of impersonating a police officer following a trial before the ...

Man Shot and Killed in Maplewood on Saturday Night; Investigation Ongoing

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a fatal shooting at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue on Saturday night, according to a press release issued on Sunday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Acting Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating it as a ...

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