Report: NJ officials knew more about Passiac mosque surveillance

A new report alleges New Jersey officials knew more than they let on about the NYPD's scrutiny of the Islamic Center of Passaic County.New Jersey

PATERSON - A new report alleges New Jersey officials knew more than they let on about the NYPD's scrutiny of the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

New Jersey officials have said they knew little about the NYPD's tactics for tracking Muslim-Americans. However, the Bergen Record, citing police documents, alleges state authorities worked with the NYPD to monitor the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Several U.S. senators, including Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), have asked the Justice Department to investigate the NYPD's actions to see if they violated protocol or constitutional rights.

A spokesperson for the state attorney general says the agency admitted it did not know the full extent of the NYPD's surveillance program. He added that New Jersey does work with the NYPD through the Joint Terrorism Task Force to gather information on Muslim-Americans.

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