Corzine calls for end of federal state police oversight

Gov. Jon Corzine, following the recommendation of an advisory committee, is calling for the end of state police oversight by the federal government.

The New Jersey Advisory Committee on Police Standards spent more than a year studying state police practices. The committee?s written report calls for the end of federal oversight. The committee says the oversight began in 1998 when two white state troopers wounded three unarmed minority men during a traffic stop.

The committee recommends oversight instead be handled by the state attorney general and an auditor appointed by the state comptroller?s office.

In the report, the committee also suggests putting cameras in all local police department cars. Currently, all 1,700 state police cars have cameras installed.

For part of the news conference about the committee?s report, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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