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Newark's Department of Public Safety releases 2017 year-end summary

December 17, 2017

The number of homicides in Newark fell to its lowest level in a decade, though the city's overall crime rate rose 3 percent, according to a year-end summary released by the administration of Mayor Ras Baraka.

Homicides fell 28 percent, robberies dropped 26 percent while the number of guns recovered increased 23 percent compared to 2016, according to the summary. Violent ...

Essex County opens new Sheriff's Patrol Headquarters in city's West Ward

It was a who’s who of state, county and local officials at the Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters on Thursday, where the new, modern facility for county police patrol operations was officially opened in Newark’s West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura were joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, ...

Newark man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting Rutgers student

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...

Newark's Executive Protection Unit racked up more than $1 million in overtime, records show

NEWARK, NJ--Twenty-seven Newark police officers listed as members of the City of Newark's Executive Protection Unit have racked up more than $1 million dollars in overtime between January 1, 2017 and August 25, 2017, according to documents obtained through an Open Public Records Act request.

Records show the 27-member security unit includes 24 police officers, one ...

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