Police officers establish East Orange Bronze Shields to improve police-community relations

Police officers establish East Orange Bronze Shields to improve police-community relations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A group of East Orange police officers recently formed the inaugural chapter of the East Orange Bronze Shields, a nonprofit organization that supports positive police-community interactions and provides advocacy for minority officers within the department.  This is the third Bronze Shields chapter in New Jersey. Newark Police Department founded the first […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for weapons and drug offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Nov. 28 to seven years and nine months in prison on weapons and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Teriek Edwards, 44, was previously convicted on two counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon; one count of possession with intent to […]

Jury convicts East Orange man of attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Andre Murrill, 39, of East Orange, of attempted murder for purposely hitting the mother of his children with a car during an argument, causing her serious injuries, according to a Nov. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a four-week trial before Superior […]

AG announces new program in East Orange to assist nonviolent offenders overcoming addiction

AG announces new program in East Orange to assist nonviolent offenders overcoming addiction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Kelly E. Levy, acting director of the office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, announced Nov. 1 the launch of a new pilot program to establish prosecutor-led diversion programs in six municipal courts across New Jersey that will help nonviolent […]

Fatal pedestrian collision in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that apparently caused the death of Earnest Green, 93, of East Orange, according to a Nov. 7 press release from the ECPO. On Saturday, Nov. 5, at about 6:30 p.m., police were notified that a pedestrian […]

Irvington man shot to death in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Carl Brown, 36, of Irvington, according to an Oct. 22 press release from the ECPO. On Friday, Oct. 21, at 5:50 p.m., Brown, who was suffering from gunshot wounds, was found on the 400 block of […]

Star East Orange Campus High School basketball player murdered

Star East Orange Campus High School basketball player murdered

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange community is grieving the death of 16-year-old Letrell Duncan, a star basketball player at East Orange Campus High School, where he was a sophomore. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and East Orange Police Department, on Oct. 3 at approximately 3:15 p.m., just after school let out, […]

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