Leonard Kowalekski Letter to Editor- Policemans Complaint (Newark Evening News March 27, 1963)

Letter to the Editor of the Newark Evening News on March 27, 1963 from Essex County Fraternal Order of Police president, Leonard Kowalewski, regarding the controversy over a proposed police advisory board. Following an influx of allegations of police misconduct and brutality in early 1963, African American community leaders advocated for the establishment of a "review board" or "advisory board" to investigate allegations of police misconduct. The struggle over a police advisory board continued through the 1960s and was a polarizing topic along racial lines in Newark. -- Credit: Newark Public Library

Letter to the Editor of the Newark Evening News on March 27, 1963 from Essex County Fraternal Order of Police president, Leonard Kowalewski, regarding the controversy over a proposed police advisory board. Following an influx of allegations of police misconduct and brutality in early 1963, African American community leaders advocated for the establishment of a “review board” or “advisory board” to investigate allegations of police misconduct. The struggle over a police advisory board continued through the 1960s and was a polarizing topic along racial lines in Newark. — Credit: Newark Public Library