The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Newark Police Department, alleging the agency violates the civil rights of its citizens, reports NJ.com.

On Thursday, several City Council members supported the claim.

In its petition, the ACLU cited internal affairs records showing the department received 261 complaints against officers in a 30-month period with only one being sustained.

The department has responded that half of the complaints are handled by an outside agency.

Read the full story at NJ.com.

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