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Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations
Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations

New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The Newark Police Department, a 1,000-member force that patrols one of the most violent cities in the Northeast, will be subject to court-ordered reform, a move that comes after a three-year investigation into rampant misconduct in the agency, according to the Justice Department and court documents. The federal investigation was launched in 2011, less than a year after a scathing report from the American Civil Liberties...

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