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Newark Police To Be Monitored By Federal Watchdog, Sources Say

This is the first time in state history that a municipal police agency will operate under a federal watchdog
Newark Police To Be Monitored By Federal Watchdog, Sources Say

Via NJ.com:

NEWARK — The Justice Department will place the Newark Police Department under a monitor later this year, the first time in state history that a municipal police agency will operate under a federal watchdog, according to four sources familiar with the situation.

The decision follows a federal review of the way the state’s largest police force swept aside accusations of misconduct against hundreds of officers and its almost-total failure to address complaints of brutality and abuse lodged by Newark residents over the years.

The investigation began in 2011, a year after the American Civil Liber...

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