Sunday, October 02,2022 06:35 AM

It is the policy of the Newark Police Division to earn and maintain public trust and confidence through transparency when permitted by law. Public confidence is essential towards effective policing. Maintaining strong ties between the Newark Police Division and the community is of paramount importance in keeping our City safe.

The Newark Police Division is proud to be one of the first law enforcement agencies in the nation to publish police activity statistics with the hopes that the public will better understand our efforts to serve the community. The following information is a “snapshot” of last month’s activities:

The following information will become more detailed as revised statistics are captured.

 

  Aug 2022 YTD
Total Number of incidents requiring Use of Force: 30 252
Total Number of Officers Involved: 80 541
     
Actions of Suspects
Resisted Officer Control: 63 483
Physical Threat/Attack: 6 32
Threat/Attack with Blunt Object: 0 1
Threat/Attack with Knife/Cutting Object: 0 1
Threat/Attack with Motor Vehicle: 1 5
Threat/Attack with Firearm: 1 4
Other Type of Threat Attack: 7 45
     
Types of Force Used
Compliance Hold: 49 353
Hands/Fists: 30 196
Feet/Kicks: 1 7
Baton/Object: 0 1
Chemical Agent: 1 8
Canine: 0 0
Other Force: 2 26
Firearm Discharge: 0 18
     

 

INJURIES SUSTAINED
  Suspects Officers
  Aug 2022 YTD Aug 2022 YTD
Injured: 2 19 0 0
Treated at Hospital: 10 105 1 30
Killed: 0 0 0 0

 

Suspect Gender
  Aug 2022 YTD
Male: 23 199
Female: 7 53
     

 

Suspect Race
  Aug 2022 YTD
Asian: 0 0
Black: 23 208
Black-Hispanic: 0 0
Indian(Amer/Alskn): 0 0
Other: 0 0
White: 0 4
White-Hispanic: 7 38

 

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Please Note : Additional fields were added to the transparency data which aren't currently populated. As this data becomes available, it will be added to the empty fields. The information is expected to included in the near future.

  Aug 2022
Total Number of Field Inquiries: 1676

 

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Please Note : Additional fields were added to the transparency data which aren't currently populated. As this data becomes available, it will be added to the empty fields. The information is expected to included in the near future.

  Aug 2022 YTD
External Complaints Received: 39 176
Internal Complaints Received: 44 252
Case Dispositions
Administratively Closed: 3 11
Exonerated: 1 5
Not Sustained: 0 2
Sustained: 14 59
Unfounded: 2 29

 

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Please Note : Additional fields were added to the transparency data which aren't currently populated. As this data becomes available, it will be added to the empty fields. The information is expected to included in the near future.

  Aug 2022 YTD
Number of Disciplinary Hearings: 22 151
Total Number of Personnel Disciplined: 18 142
Total Number of Suspension Days: 0 1567
Number of Personnel Terminated: 2 6

2016 Cases referred to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office 43
2016 Cases referred back from Essex County Prosecutor’s Office 15
Disposition of Cases Referred back from Prosecutor’s office
Sustained 4
Not Sustained 9
Exonerated 2

 

June 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020
  Disciplined Officer Sanction Synopsis
No. Rank First Name Last Name Terminated? Demoted? Suspended? # Days Susp. Description
1 PO Richard Pacelli     Yes 30 Officer Pacelli discharged a chemical agent against a prisoner inside the emergency room of a hospital
2 PO Kerwin Lovo     Yes 6 P/O Lovo struck a fire hydrant with a marked patrol unit during an accident
3 PO James Allen     Yes 10 P/O Allen failed to take a police action while witnessing an off-duty police officer involved in a physical altercation
4 PO Maurice McKelvin     Yes 10 P/O McKelvin failed to take a police action while witnessing an off-duty police officer involved in a physical altercation.
5 PO Yves Zogba     Yes 10 P/O Zogba failed to obtain consent of search from a home owner during a recovery of a weapon used in an assault.
6 PO Sean Lake     Yes 15 P/O Lake conducted a motor vehicle stop in which he acted unprofessional and issued the driver five summones
7 Lt. Carmen Rivera No No Yes 6 Lieutenant Carmen Rivera was suspended 6 days for neglect of duty when she failed to properly investigate a motor vehicle accident and document same on a report.
Jan 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
  Disciplined Officer Sanction Synopsis
No. Rank First Name Last Name Terminated? Demoted? Suspended? # Days Susp. Description
1 PO Tigee Pagan No No Yes 15 Officer Pagan was suspended for 15 days for allowing a civilian to operate a police vehicle in an unsafe manner. Officer Pagan also improperly uploaded a video of the incident onto his instagram social media account.
2 PO Jonathan Salas No No Yes 10 Officer Salas was suspended for 10 days after he handled his service weapon in an unsafe manner during a vehicle pursuit.
3 PO Janet Santiago No No Yes 6 Officer Santiago was suspended for 6 days for being off her assigned post without authorization when a shooting occurred on her post.
4 PO Carlos Barthelemy No No Yes 6 Officer Barthelemy was suspended for 6 days when he failed to safeguard a prisoner at the hospital and the prisoner escaped.
5 PO Dwayne Mays No No Yes 15 Officer Mays was suspended for 15 days when, while off-duty, he left a crime scene without making proper notifications or giving an account to responding officers.
6 Sgt Anthony Ciarla No No Yes 6 Sgt Ciarla was suspended for 6 days for failure to ensure that officers conducted a thorough search of a prisoner for weapons when the prisoner was being admitted into the prisoner holding facility.
7 PO Stepahnie Marte No No Yes 8 Officer Marte was suspended for 8 days after she failed to properly safeguard her service weapon.
8 PO Arnaldo Rivera No No Yes 70 Officer Rivera was suspended for 70 days after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The incident occurred when Officer Rivera was off-duty.
9 PO Gregory Gourgue No No Yes 16 Officer Gourgue was supended 16 days. The officer failed to notify the department that while off-duty he was stopped by an outside police department for driving while suspended. Officer Gourgue resigned prior to his administrative hearing
10 PO Gregory Gourgue No No Yes 27 Officer Gorgue was indefinitely suspended on 7/28/21-8/27/21: while off duty and driving in Newark, he ignored police officers' orders to stop and drove around a motor vehicle accident. A check of his drivers license revealed an active warrant for his arrest due to motor vehicle summonses that he had not addressed. Officer Gourgue resigned prior to administrative hearing.
11 PO Paul Hamilton No No Yes 6 Officer Hamilton was suspended for 6 days after he was arrested for a bench warrant issued for his failure to respond to court to answer a complaint for improper use of personal checks.
12 PO Michael Chirico Yes No Yes Officer Chirico was terminated when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while on duty and a subsequent investigation revealed that he had been drinking alcohol while on duty. Officer Chirico also falsified his log sheet, stating that he was on assignments and locations that he never responded to. Officer Chirico was terminated from employment.

 

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Please Note : Additional fields were added to the transparency data which aren't currently populated. As this data becomes available, it will be added to the empty fields. The information is expected to included in the near future.

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