Jersey City says armed cops cannot use cannabis off duty. Police union says that’s ‘pure hogwash’
Jersey City officials have argued that federal law bars anyone who owns a firearm from using cannabis, a claim the union disputes.
Lawsuit seen as crucial test of police use of facial recognition technology
Nijeer Parks was wrongfully arrested for shoplifting in Woodbridge, solely because a facial recognition system chose him as a "possible hit."
50 years later, a painting stolen by the mob in New Jersey turns up in Utah
The artwork was stolen from a New Jersey doctor’s home in a salacious crime that implicated a state senator and members of the Gambino crime family.
Morris County woman’s imprisonment for Facebook posts sparks free-speech fight
Monica Ciardi says her Facebook complaints about judges are free speech. But Morris County authorities deemed them threats and jailed her.
Kenneth Eugene Smith executed by nitrogen gas for 1988 murder-for-hire scheme
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Smith that argued the method violated his Eighth Amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment.
Sen. Menendez asks judge to suppress gold bars, other evidence ‘illegally’ obtained
Sen. Bob Menendez said none of the evidence prosecutors obtained comes remotely close to implicating his knowing involvement in the charged bribery schemes.
New state public defender aims to bring modern approach to indigent defense
Jennifer Sellitti, a 17-year veteran of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, will take over the top job Feb. 1.
County jail conditions — ‘hazardous even to a dog’ — spur calls for independent oversight
New Jersey's 16 county jails don't have the independent oversight state prisons face. Critics say bad jail conditions prove it's needed.
New Jersey’s top court rejects challenge of witness tampering law
At issue is whether a carjacking suspect's letter to a victim was free speech or witness tampering.
New Jersey Supreme Court raises bar for terroristic threat charges
A person similar to the victim must find statements threatening to sustain charges, the high court ruled in a Freehold man's case.
Philadelphia is latest city to restrict ski masks in public spaces
Philadelphia's ban, introduced last June, came after a series of fatal shootings involving masked suspects.
Family of mother who fatally overdosed in Monmouth jail sues for wrongful death
A new federal lawsuit accuses Monmouth County correctional officials of ignoring a thriving, deadly drug trade behind bars.