Newark Human Rights Commission Report on Lester Long Shooting

Report of the Newark Human Rights Commission after a special meeting held on June 21, 1965, to gather information about the shooting of Lester Long by Newark Patrolman Henry Martinez. The ACLU said of this report, “the only statement that the Commission was justified in making based on the evidence it gathered was that it did not have sufficient evidence to make a statement.” The shooting of Lester Long was one of the most well-known and contentious cases of alleged police brutality in Newark during the 1960s and reinvigorated community demands for a police review board. — Credit: Junius Williams Papers