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Newark Police Department: Five Years After Federal Consent Decree to Reform

The May edition of Newark Today hosted by Michael Hill focused on police reform in Newark
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The May edition of Newark Today hosted by Michael Hill focused on police reform in Newark

The May edition of Newark Today focused on police reform in Newark five years after a federal consent decree was handed down to the city.

Host Michael Hill was joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara and Independent Monitor and former State Attorney General Peter Harvey.

WBGO's Doug Doyle gives us the highlights from the one-hour call-in program.

You can see the entire show at https://fb.watch/5EUb6WEV3t/.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.
Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.