Letter alleging mishandling of Kauffman case cannot be used to get Augello new trial

The man convicted in April Kauffman’s murder cannot argue for a new trial using a letter claiming the Atlantic County prosecutor mishandled the case, a judge ruled Friday. Attorneys for Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello subpoenaed three longtime Prosecutor’s Office employees who authored the letter claiming Prosecutor Damon Tyner failed to disclose certain required information to the … Read moreLetter alleging mishandling of Kauffman case cannot be used to get Augello new trial

NJ.com project tracks all police force incidents statewide

All police use-of-force numbers from 2012 to 2016 are now available through a database created through a more than year-long  by NJ.com. After 506 public records requests and collected 72,607 use-of-force reports, the public can now search all incidents from the most recent five-year by town or officer. SEARCH YOUR TOWN HERE “This is an … Read moreNJ.com project tracks all police force incidents statewide

EHT man rejects plea deal in fatal hammer attack on girlfriend

An Egg Harbor Township man who allegedly beat his girlfriend to death with a hammer rejected a final plea deal Thursday. Lashaun Smith, 37, was offered 40 years if he pleaded guilty to killing 28-year-old Sarah Phillips as they laid in bed Nov. 3, 2017. Their four children were asleep inside the Zion Road home. … Read moreEHT man rejects plea deal in fatal hammer attack on girlfriend