Newark, NJ- The Newark Police Department will implement reforms after a Department of Justice investigation found the department targeted minorities in street stops, used excessive force and violated the constitutional rights of some detainees.
NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Standards Evidence Must Meet in Drug Cases
Newark, NJ- The outcome of any criminal case depends on the body of evidence gathered by the prosecution and defense. But not all evidence accurately reflects the facts of the case and some evidence, expert testimony, for example, can make assumptions that do not meet the court’s standards. Recently, in a case involving a drug conviction that relied on expert testimony, the New Jersey Supreme Court was asked to clarify what is acceptable evidence for criminal cases.
Thousands Drug Cases in New Jersey Questioned After Lab Tech Admits to Faking Results
Newark, NJ- Several thousand drug cases processed through a Passaic County lab are in question after a technician at the crime lab in Little Falls has been accused of falsifying drug test results which were used by prosecutors to secure criminal convictions.
Beware! Newark Officials Plan to Ticket and Tow Uber Drivers
Newark, NJ- Prosecutors in Newark warned Uber drivers who wait for passengers at the city’s two major transit hubs their vehicles might be ticketed and towed amid complaints the service is running an unlicensed taxi service.
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to DAPA
Newark, NJ- The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday, January 20th, it would hear the legal challenge to one of the Obama Administration’s immigration policies, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. If the high court decides in the Obama Administration’s favor, millions of undocumented immigrants across the U.S. could apply for relief from deportation, but the decision won’t come until later this year.
Department of Homeland Security to Focus on Border Security and Removals
Newark, NJ- This week, in a press release issued on Monday, January 4, 2016, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson outlined some of his agency’s and ICE’s immigration enforcement priorities for the upcoming year. He also reinforced the removal priorities of his agency in accordance with President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last year.