Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, law enforcement officials announce increase in police to fight rising crime rate

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana and Newark Police Director

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana and Newark Police Director Sam DeMaio joined a dozen other local officials to announce a new round of crime fighting strategies for 2014. (January 7, 2014 6:39 PM)

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana and Newark Police Director Sam DeMaio joined a dozen other local officials to announce a new round of crime fighting strategies for 2014.

Despite a drop in assaults and total number of shootings, murder and robberies were way up in the Brick City in 2013.

DeMaio says a lack of proper staffing is the reason and that the department will hire 100 new police officers....

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