Newark Police Department reports compliance in DOJ monitoring plan of unconstitutional policing

March 21, 2018

Newark, NJ—The Newark Police Department is working toward fulfilling the majority of requirements outlined in a 2016 consent decree between the Department of Justice, NPD and the City of Newark that requires Newark police to implement significant reforms after a 2014 report concluded the NPD engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional policing.

Although a recently-released ...

Newark residents asked to observe parking rules in preparation for storm

Newark, NJ--Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose is asking residents to observe the city’s “No Parking When Roads Are Snow Covered” ordinance in preparation for heavy wind, rain and snow predicted to begin Tuesday night, with potential snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 10 inches possible by Wednesday.

Off-street parking is recommended during snow ...

Members of Brick City Brims charged for alleged roles in drug trafficking organization

Newark, NJ–Six members of the Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang were arrested last week for their alleged roles in a major drug trafficking organization that dealt heroin in and around Newark.

Tyrone Brown, 34, Lamarr Burwell, 22, and Miles McCloud, 37, all of Newark, and Martin Pettiford, 23, of Irvington, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to ...

Mayor Baraka declares state of emergency in Newark in anticipation of Nor'easter

Newark, NJ--In anticipation of a late winter Nor'easter hitting Newark Wednesday, Mayor Ras Baraka has declared a state of emergency in the city starting at 8 p.m. tonight.

Between four and eight inches are expected in the Newark area.

Bulk pick-up has been cancelled and alternate side parking rules will not be enforced. Residents are encouraged to park on ...

Members of Newark's Police and Fire Divisions promoted

Newark, NJ—Sixteen members of Newark’s Fire and Police Divisions were promoted Wednesday at a ceremony held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.

Twelve Newark Fire Division firefighters were promoted to the ranks of Captain and Battalion Chief while four Newark Police Division officers were promoted to the ranks of Captain and Lieutenant.

“This is a very exciting day ...

Newark man arrested for pizza shop burglary

Newark, NJ--A Newark man was arrested Monday for making off with the dough.

Scott Russo, 48, was arrested after officers responded to a call of a burglary at Queen’s Pizza, located at 122 Halsey Street, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Monday.

The glass entrance to the shop was broken and cash taken from the cash registers.

Surveillance cameras ...

Illegal South Ward rooming house closed for life-threatening conditions, 12 relocated

Newark, NJ—An illegal rooming house in Newark's South Ward has been shuttered and 12 people relocated after Newark fire inspectors discovered life-threatening conditions inside the property on Friday.

Newark Fire Inspectors responded after citizen complaints to a one-family house at 46-48 Van Ness Place and found “deplorable conditions” inside the ...

Newark Police Division's CommUnity and Cops meetings invites public's input

Newark, NJ--The Newark Police Division is seeking the public’s input on a the creation of a new community policing plan through a series of upcoming CommUnity and Cops meetings to be held throughout the month of February.

Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced this week that public input will be used to formulate the new Newark Police Division community policing policy.

The ...

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