Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Samuel Clark joined
the Newark Police Department on November 20, 1972. During his 25 years with the
police department, Clark has worked as a police officer in the patrol division, a detective assigned to the juvenile bureau
and has variety of investigations ranging from harassment to homicide. He was
promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1994 and to lieutenant in 1997.
Samuel Clark’s book, “Total Misconduct”,
presents a detailed account of corruption and official misconduct within the Newark Police Department. To some, the shocking
events described in this book may appear to be exaggerated. Unfortunately, they are not. Clark worked with a handful of brave
police officers to expose the existence of wide spread police corruption in the Newark Police Department. These officers presented
documentary evidence of serious police corruption to local and state politicians, a county prosecutor, the State Attorney
General, the U.S. Attorney General, and the FBI.
Clark’s book asks, “Why did elected officials
and government law enforcement agencies ignore the evidence and the complaints of serious police corruption from over 26 credible
and reliable police officers?” Samuel Clark presents facts, official police
documents and report numbers, court transcript excerpts and case numbers, and newspaper accounts, enabling the reader to make
his/her own conclusions.