Three more police officers have filed a lawsuit alleging racism and discrimination within the Paterson Police Department. Police officers Karen Rayfield, Tamiko Griffin, and Kelly Cary Pacelli allege “a racially hostile working environment” at the department in their lawsuit filed last week.
Firefighters put out two building fires on Robert Street and Cliff Street on Wednesday evening.
Police arrested three people in a drug bust on East 25th Street seizing 2.1 pounds of marijuana, $10,385 cash, and 70 grams of cocaine, said police director Jerry Speziale.
A year after the city created hotspot business curfew areas forcing troublesome chicken joints and liquor establishments to close at midnight, the number of people wounded in shootings in those zones dropped by 79-percent.
Two people were wounded in an early Sunday morning shooting on East 28th Street and 15th Avenue, according to police.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office is under fire after video of a questionable vehicle search went viral on social media on Friday morning. The video shows an unidentified man confronting a plainclothes law enforcement officer. The man accuses the officer of conducting a warrantless search of his van’s trunk.
30-year-old city resident Jaronn Stokes was arrested on Thursday night and charged with two attempted murder counts for allegedly wounding two men in a shooting on 17th Avenue, according to police.