AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has ordered all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey to begin publicly identifying officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. Under the order, going forward every state, county and local law enforcement agency in New Jersey will be required to annually publish a list of officers who were fired, […]

Four arrested in Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a June 2 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Al-Fatin Grant, 22, of Newark, a correctional police officer employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections was charged May 5 […]

AG, NJSP praise New Jerseyans for complying with social distancing rules

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan thanked and praised New Jersey residents on May 4 for their overwhelming compliance with social distancing rules at newly opened parks and beaches. Law enforcement in all 21 counties of New Jersey reported that, while there were challenges […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Verona man arrested for having sexually explicit images of children

VERONA, NJ — Paul J. Bonelli, 76, of Verona, has been arrested and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a March 6 press release from the Essex County Police Department and Verona Police Department. Following an […]

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange, has been charged with second- and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a Feb. 21 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and West Orange Police Department. Members […]

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced in a Feb. 11 press release that a cooperative investigation by the State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of three suspects, the seizure of […]

Preliminary numbers show 65-percent increase in NJ bias incidents in one year

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that, according to preliminary data, 944 bias incidents were reported to New Jersey law enforcement in 2019, a 65-percent increase from 2018. The figure — which is likely to change somewhat as law enforcement reconciles end-of-year reports — represents the highest annual total of bias incidents reported […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

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