Hearing for the Newark Human Rights Commission on police review board at Newark City Hall, August 1965 (Doug Eldridge Collection)

A view from inside City Hall during the fourth and final public hearing on a "police advisory review board" held by the Newark Human Rights Commission. The Commission held these hearings from July 13 to August 3 to gather public testimony on a proposed "police advisory review board" in the wake of the fatal shooting of Lester Long by Patrolman Henry Martinez. The Commission held an executive session to vote on a resolution following the hearings, where the members were split 6-6 on the issue. The review board was not established and the struggle over a police advisory board continued through the 1960s, and beyond. -- Credit: Doug Eldridge Collection

A view from inside City Hall during the fourth and final public hearing on a “police advisory review board” held by the Newark Human Rights Commission. The Commission held these hearings from July 13 to August 3 to gather public testimony on a proposed “police advisory review board” in the wake of the fatal shooting of Lester Long by Patrolman Henry Martinez. The Commission held an executive session to vote on a resolution following the hearings, where the members were split 6-6 on the issue. The review board was not established and the struggle over a police advisory board continued through the 1960s, and beyond. — Credit: Doug Eldridge Collection