NJ.com reports:

A federal monitor overseeing the Newark police department will likely remain in place for years, according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman. And, the monitor will be consulting residents about police reforms along the way.

Those were the major messages of a presentation titled “What does the consent decree mean for me?”, the first of a series of meetings officials plan to hold over the next several years regarding the federal oversight of the department.

Peter C. Harvey, the former state attorney general who was appointed federal monitor earlier this year spoke to city residents Monday night at St. John’s Community Baptist Church…