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.
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AP wire services contributed to this report.