Feds may oversee Newark police after years of excessive force complaints

After years of complaints about excessive police force

After years of complaints about excessive police force and misconduct in Newark, a federal monitor may soon oversee the department. (February 10, 2014 7:56 PM)

After years of complaints about excessive police force and misconduct in Newark, a federal monitor may soon oversee the department.

ACLU Executive Director Udi Ofer says the organization documented 418 allegations of police misconduct over a two-and-a-half year period.

The Justice Department was asked to intervene and the ACLU believes a monitor is needed.

The monitor would oversee...

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