The Deptford police officer under investigation for fatally shooting a suspected shoplifter who allegedly tried to run him over to escape had been accused of roughing up two other women during previous encounters with one and reached a $20,000 settlement last year in a civil rights lawsuit against the veteran officer.
Gov. Murphy on Monday condemned the weekend shooting at a Trenton arts festival that injured 22 people and left a suspected gunman dead and promised to bring those responsbile for the "lawlessness" to justice.
Melanie is a general assignment reporter. She joined the Inquirer in 2000.