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Justice Dept. to Place Newark PD Under Monitor

February 10, 2014  | 

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

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 Liberties Union filed a scathing 96-page petition with the Department of Justice, accusing Newark’s police of rampant misconduct.

Tags: Newark PD, Department of Justice


Comments (9)

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Lenny @ 2/10/2014 4:36 PM

Good!
This should have happened a couple of years ago.

Serpico @ 2/10/2014 4:39 PM

Who's a Watchdog to Holder's Fast & Furious? If he blow $ taxpayer money running guns to Mexico. How can he be trusted to "Police" the Police? This is just an excuse for the Federal Government to take control over local PD's nothing more and nothing less. Even if their were crimes committed by the Newark PD. I wouldn't trust a FOX to guard the Henhouse! You can't trust Eric Witholder & King O. Both are Narcissists. And O uses Nero Linguistic Programing like Hitler did. To Brainwash the Unwashed masses. Do you see why Citizens are afraid of MRAPS in their neighborhoods? It's not the MRAPS themselves that are "evil" but anything. Be it a gun, MRAP etc. In the hands of an Evil person with tyrannical ideas. Is a threat to the USA and the WORLD!

Lenny @ 2/10/2014 5:48 PM

@Serpico

You need a nap and some apple juice, or a good electric shock.

Amazes me how almost all on this site blame the Pres and the AG
for just about everything. It's almost as if there's something different
about the 2 of them, something we haven't seen in a Pres or AG before.
Can't quite place my finger on it, perhaps one of you investigators
could help. HMMMM wonder if anyone will figure it out.

Bob@Az. @ 2/10/2014 7:38 PM

lenny (Of Mice & Men?), why don't you mouth off to some LEOs in person instead of hiding behind your bland little post. It was the pos Holder who oj'd the dumping of weapons south of the border, and then the other pos covered his ass by refusing to make public the info pertaining to F&F. Please say you'll be will to have a face-to-face with anyone of the posters above. Bet you won't. Blues, Stay Safe.

Lenny @ 2/10/2014 7:49 PM

@ Bob
Was just talking with one of my golf buddies(retired RCMP and judge) he agrees with most of what I say. I would have no problem as you say mouthing
off to any leo as long as he puts his gun and badge aside for the moment. I
would also suggest that leos who post on here try saying your comments in public
without your lawyers and pba dildos.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/11/2014 11:37 PM

@ Serpico, I agree with you the Feds should put a watch dog on Obama and his Chicago thugs. Bob@Az, we really should throw Lenny (AKA Tuna kid/tool) a party, you know a BLANKET PARTY.

Stickit @ 2/12/2014 5:17 AM

Oh well then, if Lenny’s golf buddy agrees, then it must be true. All American cops must be corrupt. Oh by the way, just because you golf with a judge who happens to be a retired member of the RCMP, we are not impressed. Shining his balls is not really golfing with him……………

Pipes and Drums @ 2/12/2014 6:06 AM

This whole system of the Justice Department placing a monitor on the PD is a racket. I worked as command officer in a PD outside of Wash DC and the the monitors are all cronies of some Gov fat cat. They make a tremendous amount of money and when they make visits all they want to do is put in an hour or two and get back to their hotels and their scotch glasses. There was a team of about ten of them and they all had seperate rental cars. The cost to our community and department was rediculous, they lived like current Gov employees "high on the Hog", while the officers on my dept. were forced to take pay cuts. Shame on them. In the end they fixed nothing people still committed heinous crimes and brutalized each other, while we tried to comply with all of their nonsense paperwork, all from people who never worked a day on the street (but they were all experts).

Serenitynow @ 2/14/2014 7:07 AM

Why do states put up for this crap? Maybe they do need some intervention, but by the federal government? They have proven that THEY can't be trusted. Holder is a total POS and has lost all credibility. There must be a Republican campaign donor on that Dept's staff.

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