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Police Accountability After Ferguson

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime
Deborah Jacobs

Improving policing in departments with entrenched cultures has proven a challenging endeavor. Departmental culture plays a defining role in how police officers conduct their work, and it flows from the top, or, as they say, rots from the head.

Outside Monitor Needed To Clean Up Misconduct In Newark Police, Feds Say

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regular...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds: 75 Percent Of Newark Police Pedestrian Stops Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-year federal investigation into the conduct of the Newark Police Department found that the vast majority of pedestrian stops con...

Stop And Frisk Is A Huge Problem In Newark

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

New data examined by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey reveals that stop and frisk is more than 10 times as common in Newark as it is i...

Cutbacks and Cops

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this week's Huffington, John Rudolf profiles the Newark Police Department as it faces steep budget and personnel cuts. "Newark's cops do not work at an ordinary job, like the rest of us," John Rudolf writes. The dangers they routinely face make them more like "soldiers on the front lines of a ceaseless, low-intensity war."

Newark Police Offer Gang Members A Tough Ultimatum

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Email the Author | 12:01am | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York

This fall, the Newark Police Department will offer gang members two choices: quit the life or go to federal prison. The strategy -- known as Ceasef...

A Time for Change or More of the Same at the Chicago Police Department?

Locke Bowman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Garry McCarthy's tenure as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is likely to be marked by continuation of the same problems that have plagued the department for decades.

Laura Gottesdiener

Police Department Faces Unsettling Abuse Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

Newark resident Rasheed Moore was driving toward the intersection of 18th Avenue and S. 13th Street in January, 2005, when his vehicle collided with a...

Newark Chief Would Go Through Chicago Police Academy If Chosen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

Garry McCarthy -- the director of the Newark, N.J., police department -- emerged as the odds-on favorite to become Chicago's next police superintenden...

Police Reform Can Save Newark Money and Lives

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

To uncover the true costs of police misconduct, the ACLU of New Jersey has combed court databases, meeting minutes and a battery of public records.