Milgram taps East Orange cop as gang czar

Attorney General Anne Milgram has picked East Orange Police Director Jose Cordero as the state’s first Gang Czar. Milgram is expected to make the announcement today.

Cordero is a former New York City Police Inspector who has been credited with a substantial reduction of crime in East Orange, even as neighboring cities like Newark and Irvington have seen a spike in the crime rate. Cordero will be the Gang, Gun and Violent Crime Coordinator for the Department of Law and Public Safety.

Milgram taps East Orange cop as gang czar