Law & Public Safety

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players are challenging a tentative class action settlement of NFL concussion claims. Their appeal echoes their previous complaints some players won't be fairly compensated under the ...

Split verdict for suspended police captain

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A suspended police captain for a New Jersey state agency has been convicted of charges that he misused police databases for personal purposes. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced Tuesday that 52-year-old ...

Street punch suspect admits trying to flee police

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — A man suspected of punching another man on a New York City street has admitted that he climbed onto the roof of a New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza to flee from police The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1pBwPhC) reports ...

Standoff at north New Jersey home ends peacefully

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a standoff involving an armed man at a northern New Jersey home has ended peacefully. Union County prosecutors say police went to the Union Township home shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, after being ...

Man sentenced for having 24 kilograms of cocaine

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York man who had 24 kilograms of cocaine in his car when he was stopped by New Jersey state police last year has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Beningo Gomez-Morales, a 24-year-old Spring Valley resident, ...

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a federal investigation found what it calls "a pattern of unconstitutional policing." The probe found problems with the department's stop-and-arrest policies, ...

Autopsy reports released in fatal cop shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say a rookie Jersey City police officer slain in an ambush earlier this month died from a gunshot wound to the head. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/UnLQd1) reports the preliminary findings from autopsies ...

Cop accidentally shoots himself when dog attacks

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer accidentally shot himself when a dog apparently attacked him. Anthony Ambrose, chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, tells NJ.com ...

Israel Solidarity Rally Held in Whippany

Sen. Bob Menedez was among the officials at the Israel Solidarity Rally in Whippany to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Man pleads guilty in string of robberies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Newark man has admitted his role in a series of 11 robberies at businesses and other sites in northern New Jersey. Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Mojica pleaded guilty Monday to robbery, conspiracy ...