Overview: What you need to know about APP's investigation. Protecting The Shield.
Part 1: Secret settlements cost millions, keep bad cops on street. Warning signs ignored.
Part 2: Killer cop Philip Seidle talks about day he killed his wife
Part 3: 'Pile on the rabbit.' Inside death by cop
Part 4: Sex with teens and stalking. The hidden cop problem
Part 5: The high cost of pushing out honest officers. Whistleblower lawsuits drain taxpayers.
Part 6: Money and silence push along bad cops. Officer discipline hidden.
Part 7: No NJ standard for drug testing officers. Residents at risk.
Part 8: Bad cops are built. Here's how.
Part 9: 3 arrests and still on the force. NJ doesn't license officers.
Part 10: What killed man during police restraint? Two different causes of death.
Part 11: How police brutality in NJ can be stopped. Five fixes needed.
Part 12: Seaside Park accused of trying to shut bar over image. Town denies it.
Part 13: Anatomy of a police investigation. A look at one Lavallette pedestrian accident
Part 14: New Jersey's PBA president responds to the paper's 'Shield' investigation.
Part 15: What happens when the chief is accused of being a bad cop? Text message unravels department.
Part 16: Police opposed law aimed to fix Edison department. Department had arsonist and bank robber in its ranks.
Part 17: Officer's fight to clear name took a decade, ruined career. Officer a target over chief's vendetta
Part 18: What would you do if you were a cop? We try a police shooting simulator.
Part 19: Berkeley cop, sued 3 times, demands return to duty.
* CJR: 'We found this and you gotta fix it': Asbury Park's mighty watchdog. How did the Asbury Park Press break the story? "Reporters, who combed through 30,000 pages of documents obtained via public records requests, were pulled from their daily beats for months at a time in order to focus exclusively on the investigation." This despite the fact that the paper has lost nearly half its staff in the last 21 years.
* Protecting the Shield reporters talk police brutality, solutions on NJTV News
- Police Misconduct: reporters discuss their findings: Part 1
- Police Misconduct: reporters discuss their findings: Part 2
- Police Misconduct: reporters discuss their findings: Part 3
- Police Misconduct: reporters discuss their findings: Part 4
* In part 14 of the series, New Jersey PBA President Patrick Colligan was interviewed twice for his response to the investigation. The paper released a transcript.
* "Lawmakers promise changes to dump bad cops after APP investigation"
* Asbury Park Press editors and reporters along with several state and community leaders led a forum in mid-February at the newspaper's offices to respond to concerns raised by the series.
- Two legislators said they would push for police oversight reform in the wake of the investigation.
- State Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. and Deputy Assembly Speaker Gordon Johnson of Bergen County called for reform and cultural changes within police departments to empower officers to speak up without fear of retaliation.
- It was noted that the police department had cost the state millions of dollars in settlements related to "abuse allegations involving 19 deaths, 131 bodily injuries, seven cases of sexual misconduct and dozens of other abuse issues."
* The Press also published a selection of reader responses from Facebook.