Gov. Christie: Report of spying on Muslims 'disturbing'

Gov. Chris Christie is calling a report of a police surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing." He also says he doesn't recall ever being

EDISON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling a report of a police surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing." He also says he doesn't recall ever being briefed about the spying in 2007 while he was the state's top federal prosecutor.

The governor said yesterday the New York Police Department wouldn't have had jurisdiction in New Jersey unless it was working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark or another agency.

Newark's top officials also say the city didn't know anything about the nature of the NYPD operation.

The NYPD photographed mosques and eavesdropped on conversations in businesses frequented by Muslims in Newark.

Christie said that the state attorney general is investigating the report.

Cory Booker: NYPD misled city of Newark on Muslim spying

AP wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Crews battled a large fire at the Marcal 1 Crews battle fire at Marcal Paper building in Elmwood Park
Two Ridgewood firefighters were hurt battling house fire 2 2 firefighters hurt battling house fire in Glen Rock
A 36-year-old woman was beaten and raped in 3 Woman beaten, raped at gunpoint in Highland Park
Reward being offered for information on recent bomb 4 Reward offered for information on Jewish Community Center bomb threats
Two Ridgewood firefighters were hurt battling house fire 5 2 firefighters hurt battling house fire in Glen Rock

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE