More allegations against Newark PD

News 12 New Jersey has learned Newark's City Council is already one year into an investigation of alleged widespread discrimination in the department. These allegations

NEWARK - News 12 New Jersey has learned Newark's City Council is already one year into an investigation of alleged widespread discrimination in the department. These allegations assert a history of discrimination against black and Hispanic rank-and-file officers.

Gene Collins, a 14-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, with a clean record, came forward to internal affairs officers to report that drug dealers approached him about another officer who'd allegedly stolen $85,000 of their money, and that a white lieutenant signed off on it.

He says he was disciplined for failing to report the threat and eventually fired, while the alleged theft went un-investigated. During the same time period officer Mike Lalley, a white officer accused of witness tampering, and paying two minors for sex, among other accusations, served a one-week suspension and was returned to administrative duty.

Around two dozen black, Hispanic and female officers have filed suits.

ACLU calls for federal probe of Newark PD

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