Residents' questions about how a federally-mandated consent decree and monitor are changing the city's police department will be answered at a community forum Monday night.
The event, called "What does the consent decree mean for me?" is aimed at connecting Newarkers to the federally-appointed agents overseeing reforms in the department, organizers said.
Monitor Peter Harvey, a former state attorney general who was appointed to the post in March, will lead the event, along with U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice CEO and President Ryan Haygood, and Pastor Philip Gilmore of the St. John's Community Baptist Church.
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