State announces work on system to better track and understand police use of force

A week after the Star Ledger debuted a database of police use of force, state law enforcement leaders announced new efforts to uniformly collect such data. The yearlong effort by reporters published on NJ.com was meant to fill a 20-year failure for the state to proerly keep the data. But many in law enforcement warned … Read moreState announces work on system to better track and understand police use of force

Death of woman in Pleasantville last month remains under investigation

An investigation into the death of a woman in Pleasantville remains under investigation, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. A man called 911 at 2:11 a.m. Nov. 18, saying a woman was lying in the roadway around Ansley Boulevard and Prospect Avenue. “Hey, baby girl,” the caller is heard saying to the woman in the … Read moreDeath of woman in Pleasantville last month remains under investigation

Life plus 30 years for Augello in Kauffman case

The man convicted of murder and racketeering in the Kauffman case was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison Wednesday. Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello, 62, was sentenced on charges including the murder of April Kauffman, racketeering, leading a drug ring and attempting to kill the victim’s husband to keep him from outing their partnership. Augello … Read moreLife plus 30 years for Augello in Kauffman case