NEWARK — The head of a city employee union was charged with assault after a reported domestic violence incident early Saturday morning.

Newark Police said they were called to a residence in Newark's South Ward around 1 a.m. by a woman who said she had been assaulted by Jerome Morgan,60, during an argument.

According to the police, Morgan was charged with simple assault domestic violence.

Morgan is the president of Newark Council 21. According to its website, Newark Council 21 is part of the New Jersey Civil Service Association and is "an employee based organization of civil servants who work for the City of Newark, New Jersey."

He is a former senior administration analyst for the city of Newark's office of management and budget.

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