Newark Agrees To Pay Former Police Cadets $4M For Academy Overtime, Lawyer Says

The City of Newark has agreed to pay $4 million to more than 190 former police cadets to settle a federal class action suit charging they worked unpaid overtime at their training academy in 2017 and 2018, according to court documents and the plaintiffs’ lawyer.

At the same time, a related whistleblower suit in state court is headed for arbitration after being filed by a Newark detective, charging he was the victim of retaliation from superiors for his role in the class action suit.

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