As Chicago prepares to welcome its new police superintendent, Newark Police Department Director Garry McCarthy, federal authorities have launched an investigation into the New Jersey department–months after the American Civil Liberties Union complained of rampant misconduct and lax internal oversight.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the probe will look into allegations of excessive force, discriminatory policing and poor treatment of detainees in holding cells. They will also investigate whether officers retaliate against those who legally observe, or record, police activity.
The assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division says the department did a preliminary investigation before deciding to launch a formal probe.
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