On June 15, 2016, after considering testimony and evidence, a Bergen County Grand Jury voted not to file criminal charges against two Lyndhurst Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kevin Allen on May 29, 2015.
The police officers who shot and killed 36-year-old Kevin Allen inside the Lyndhurst library in May were cleared by a Grand Jury today in Bergen County Superior Court. Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal informed the family of the decision moments ago.
Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez were joined by the family of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg in honoring the late senator’s legacy following passage of landmark legislation he spent his career championing that protects families and children from toxic chemicals found in everyday products.
Sitora Yusufiy married Orlando gunman Omar Mateen in 2009 after the two met online while she was living in New Jersey and he was in Florida. The marriage was relatively brief and ended after the family found out Yusufiy was being abused.
Dr. Alex Sarkodie, who owns a private practice in Paterson, agreed to the temporary license suspension shortly after the Attorney General filed a Complaint with the Board of Medical Examiners (“BME”), alleging the doctor had engaged in gross or repeated malpractice and professional misconduct that turned his patients and staff into “victims of sexual abuse.”
A former corrections officer with the Essex County Correctional Facility was sentenced today to 300 months in prison for sexually assaulting a pretrial detainee and then lying about it to investigators,
Authorities have released the names of all 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.
On Sunday afternoon authorities conducted a press conference to update details of the ongoing investigation into the shooting deaths of 50 people and the wounding of over 50 more in the early hours of Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Amaq News Agency, the “official” media arm of the Islamic State, has commented on the shooting in Orlando, Florida carried out by Omar Mateen that left at least 50 dead. It reads:
President Obama addressed the nation on Sunday calling the mass killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando an “act of terror and an act of hate.”
Omar Saddiqui Mateen has been identified as the gunman who opened fire at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 50 others. Mateen, who was killed by police, was born in New York and lives in Fort Pierce, Florida, officials said.
On Saturday, the Bergen Dispatch was recognized by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at its annual award brunch.
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