The city’s voters will decide who holds the mayor’s office and three at-large City Council seats today.
Incumbent mayor Andre Sayegh suffered a defeat on Friday when an appellate court ruled in favor of the City Clerk, allowing councilman Alex Mendez to remain on the mayoral ballot.
Former convicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres failed in his court challenge to compel the City Clerk to accept his nominating petitions to run for the city’s highest office.
A woman has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging Paterson police officers used excessive force against her.
The city kept a police officer from returning to duty after she had shot a suspect outside of the Frank X. Graves Public Safety Complex in 2016 resulting in her filing a lawsuit.
Municipal officials are paying $425,000 to the family of a man killed by police in his house in 2012.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday released seven videos and audios from the police-involved shooting of 25-year-old Thelonious McKnight.