ACLU alleges civil rights violations by Newark PD

The News Leader

September 9, 2010 4:00:55 AM PDT
The American Civil Liberties Union wants a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department.

The ACLU says Newark police routinely violate residents' civil rights with excessive force and false arrests.

The ACLU says the department is incapable of reforming itself.

Overall crime in Newark is down 21 percent since 2006. But the ACLU says police misconduct is running unchecked.