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Activists Call for Change After Police Kill Bergen-Lafayette Man

A police killing in Bergen-Lafayette Sunday has renewed calls from social justice activists who say mental health professionals, not police officers, should respond to calls involving people going through mental crises. Sunday’s fatal encounter came five months after Paterson police shot and killed a man whose family said was exhibiting signs of mental illness, and […]

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In Emotional Vigil, Mourners Celebrate Andrew Washington and Demand Change

Last night, hundreds of mourners gathered in front of a simple wood frame house on Randolph Avenue to sing, pray, reminisce, rage and exhort. Inside, just two days earlier, their relative and neighbor Andrew Jerome Washington had been gunned down, felled by two bullets from a Jersey City police officer’s gun. The circumstances surrounding the […]

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Mayor Calls on Attorney General to Release Video in Fatal Police Shooting

At a news conference today Mayor Fulop called upon the New Jersey Attorney General to quickly release body-cam video of yesterday’s fatal confrontation between Jersey City police and an emotionally disturbed Bergen-Lafayette man. According to Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea, 52-year-old Andrew Jerome Washington was shot with a firearm and taser by members […]

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Attorney General Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

The New Jersey Attorney General is investigating Sunday’s fatal police-involved shooting in Bergen-Lafayette. According to the Attorney General, the shooting, first reported by the Jersey City Times, took place at approximately 2:28 p.m. on Sunday when police officers from the Jersey City Police Department responded to a home on Randolph Avenue. Emergency medical services personnel […]