Newark Special Police Officer Arrested

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today Rory Palmer, 26, of Newark, a Newark Special Police Officer, was arrested on a complaint charging him with official misconduct, theft by deception and tampering with public records. Between September 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010, Palmer was assigned to work at the Newark Public Library.…

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Teen Pleads Guilty to Raping 60-year-old

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Jerome J. Davis, 17, of Newark plead guilty to first degree aggravated sexual assault of a Newark woman before the Honorable Peter Vazquez, P.J.S.C. Davis was prosecuted as an adult. Assistant Prosecutor Walter Dirkin said the incident occurred on March 10, 2009. Davis, who was…

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Man Indicted for Halloween Vehicular Homicide

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an indictment was returned by an Essex County Grand Jury charging Kenneth Brown, 44, of Nutley with first degree vehicular homicide. The four count indictment also charges Brown with second degree vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. The indictment alleges Brown was impaired…

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Male Fatally Shot In Newark

At approximately 5 p.m. a male was shot. An hour later he was pronounced dead at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The incident occurred in the 90th block of Willoughby Street in Newark. It is actively being investigated by Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad and the Newark Police Homicide Squad.…

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