Report: MPD is top user of force

‘The Force Report’ shows excessive racial disparities in police force in SO

Report: MPD is top user of force

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — After investigating for 16 months, filing 506 Open Public Records Act requests, collecting 72,607 use-of force reports, and spending more than $30,000 for its investigation and data compilation, NJ Advance Media released “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey […]

WOPD places middle of the pack in ‘Force Report’

WOPD fairs much better in ranking than some Essex towns

WOPD places middle of the pack in ‘Force Report’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After investigating for 16 months, filing 506 Open Public Records Act requests, collecting 72,607 use-of force reports, and spending more than $30,000 for its investigation and data compilation, NJ Advance Media released “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force […]

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

East Orange man sentenced to 10 years in state prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Jan. 27 that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison in connection with a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa. The man was indicted last year […]

NJSBA thanks governor for action on school security officer bill

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey School Boards Association recently thanked Gov. Chris Christie and the state Legislature for enacting a bill that will expand local school district options in employing security personnel. The legislation, S86/A3629, which was signed into law by Christie, establishes “Class Three” special law enforcement officers to provide security in public […]

Indictment charges 21 with racketeering following carjacking ring investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced April 29 that 21 people have been indicted on first-degree charges of racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly operating a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole luxury cars from suburbs along the Route 17 corridor in New Jersey and neighboring New […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

East Orange man is one of three sentenced for carjacking

EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ — Three men were sentenced to state prison on Friday, March 18, for their roles in a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa, by Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County: Kurtis Bossie, […]