ELIZABETH - Angry Elizabeth residents voiced their opinions on the local police force at a council meeting Tuesday night.
The people who marched to the microphone during the gathering criticized the department's handling of two recent incidents. The two issues at hand were the officer who was caught on tape striking a woman and the shooting of Sharif Tankard at an apartment complex. Tankard was allegedly shot multiple times by police and relatives claim that they were barred from seeing him at the hospital. They say that he has now endured nine surgeries and remain uncertain if he will ever walk again.
The two incidents prompted some attendees to call on the council for an investigation into the police force. The council president announced that an internal affairs investigation into the department is under way.