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Hoping for a Finer State of Internal Affairs for Newark's Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 11.13.2011 | Crime
Deborah Jacobs

In the year since the ACLU of New Jersey sent a battery of grievances to the Department of Justice asking it to investigate the Newark Police Department, a few things have happened.

Culture Shock in the Police Department: How the Newark Police Processed an Officer's Sexual Assault Allegation

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

The culture of a police department determines the extent of misconduct, and this certainly applies to Newark, NJ.

Release Newark Police Director's Disciplinary Records

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If DeMaio's disciplinary records stay hidden, the city of Newark misses a rare opportunity to shift the tone of the Newark Police Department. Mayor Booker must embrace a transparent process if he has any hope of earning public support for his pick.

A Petition for Justice in the Newark Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Jacobs

Today we petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Newark Police Department, building a case for the federal agency to end the entrenched patterns of police abuse.

Police Reform Can Save Newark Money and Lives

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

To uncover the true costs of police misconduct, the ACLU of New Jersey has combed court databases, meeting minutes and a battery of public records.

The True Costs of Police Misconduct

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If the money Newark spends to defend and compensate for police officers' mistakes went towards reforms instead it would save money, lives, and public confidence in the long run.

New Jersey's Governor Cuts Women's Health Out of the Budget

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

Christie proposes slashing $7.5 million of funding for women's health and reproductive services, in a move that would undermine basic health care and erode fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the law.