STATEMENT FROM PATERSON MAYOR ANDRE SAYEGH
“Two Patersonians lost their lives this past weekend, and I am extending my condolences to their families on this tragedy.
Both matters are under investigation and all Paterson leadership – myself, our City Council Members, Public Safety Director, and Police Chief – are committed to getting to the bottom of these incidents.
Our Police Department will continue to devote special attention and resources to some of the most troubled sections of our city, methodically working to investigate crimes, get guns off the streets, and arrest the perpetrators. They continue to partner with federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies to make our neighborhoods safer.
We will also continue to work with all of our community partners, including the Paterson Public Schools and the faith-based community, to come together to support the friends and families traumatized by violence in our community.
In addition to our law enforcement and community efforts, we also need your help. If you see something suspicious, say something. Report your anonymous tips to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-370-7267 or email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.”