AG task force investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Irvington

AG task force investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Aug. 8 on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington. Officers of the Irvington Police Department responded to a shooting in which a gunman shot and fatally wounded another civilian. During the encounter with the gunman, three […]

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

Executive order seeks to address ‘rising tide of hate’ in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 7, acting Gov. Sheila Oliver issued an executive order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults. The executive order follows the publication of a report by Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal that shows a “rising tide of hate” in New […]

Suspended Newark lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from clients

NEWARK, NJ — On July 23, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced that a suspended lawyer who formerly operated a Newark law firm pleaded guilty to stealing $20,000 from clients of the firm. Richard M. Roberts, 81, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty July 23 to third-degree charges of perjury and theft by failure to make required […]

NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NEWARK, NJ — Against the backdrop of growing public concern about sexual misconduct in the massage therapy industry, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced July 16 that the State Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy has revoked the licenses of five massage therapists for alleged inappropriate […]

Attorney general’s office investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey attorney general’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday, July 13, in Orange. A man, Jamahl Smith, 46, was fatally wounded. According to the preliminary investigation, shortly after 3 p.m., the Orange Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting an altercation […]

Major fentanyl and heroin mill in irvington taken down

IRVINGTON, NJ — On July 9, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of four persons in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Irvington that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 93 overdoses, including 33 deaths. Approximately 70,000 […]

Newark Archdiocese releases list of priests ‘credibly accused’ of sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 13, New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses released lists of priests who have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors in the past several decades. The Archdiocese of Newark released a list with 63 names on it; all of the priests listed had either died or been removed from […]

SOPD addresses use of force in public meeting

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Many members of the South Orange community gathered at the Jan. 28 Board of Trustees meeting for a presentation from police Chief Kyle Kroll on the disheartening statistics about police use of force released in New Jersey Advance Media’s “Force Report” this winter. While the presentation, which was followed by a […]

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