- ACLU-NJ Petitions Justice Department to Intervene in Newark
- Newark Police USDOJ Petition (300k PDF)
- Star-Ledger Op-Ed: A Petition for Justice in the Newark Police (2010)
- Take Action! Support DOJ Intervention in the Newark Police Department
The Settlement Project: Citizen Edition
Read about some of the 23 recently-settled cases against the Newark Police Department involving civilians, where people received payouts totaling over $1.6 million from the City of Newark because of some kind of police misconduct in the The Settlement Project: Citizen Edition. These cases include some claims of truly reprehensible brutality, false arrest, malicious prosecution, and negligence.
The Settlement Project: Employee Edition
Between January 1, 2008 and the present, eleven cases brought against the Newark Police by its own employees settled, at a taxpayer cost of nearly $2.1 million. Seven more employee cases remain pending. Although taxpayers must foot the entire bill for these settlements, Newark doesn't readily publicize these cases or settlements, which leaves the public in the dark about what claims are made, how they are settled, and what if any corrective action results from these expensive resolutions. Read about some of these cases in the The Settlement Project: Employee Edition.