Public safety training facility constructed in response to recent gun violence

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, and Newark Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery Director Lakeesha Eure addressed recent gun violence during the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 31, of the construction of a state-of-the-art public safety training facility […]

Law enforcement investigates fatal shooting of 8-year-old Newark boy

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Jahmeer Allen, according to an Aug. 31 press release. On the night of Sunday, Aug. 29, Newark police officers went to the 100 block of Schuyler Avenue in […]

Essex County man charged with shooting two people

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man with a previous felony was arrested Aug. 26 on charges related to the shooting of two people in a housing complex, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 26. Ramad Moultrie, 19, of Newark, is charged by complaint with unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. […]

Newark man admits possessing firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — D’Sean Roper, 27, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 24. According to documents filed in this case and statements made […]

Three charged with firearm, drug offenses in Orange, East Orange and Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men have been charged in connection with possessing five firearms, and distributing, as well as possessing with the intent to distribute, controlled dangerous substances in Orange, East Orange and Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 20. Myron Fulton, 29, of East Orange, is charged by complaint […]

NJ helps lead states in supporting strong federal regulation of ‘ghost guns’

NJ helps lead states in supporting strong federal regulation of ‘ghost guns’

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Aug. 20 that New Jersey is leading — with Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia — a multistate coalition, including 22 attorneys general, in support of a U.S. Department of Justice proposal to strengthen federal regulations governing firearms. Among other things, the DOJ’s proposed rule […]