Newark Police Department to be monitored after federal probe finds 'unconstitutional policing'

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:25 PM

NEWARK, N.J. — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city.

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