Cover Page from Transcript of Newark Human Rights Commission Hearing on Police Advisory Review Board (August 3, 1965)

Cover page from the fourth and final public hearing of the Newark Human Rights Commission on a Police Advisory Review Board in 1965. 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: City of Newark Archives and Records Management Center