Feds Find Issues with Newark Pedestrian Stops
After three years of investigating, federal officials in Newark, New Jersey have found some alarming information regarding police protocol.
The report states that most of the pedestrian stops conducted by police were unconstitutional. Additionally, many officers used unreasonable force during stops and some officers even stole from prisoners, the Huffington Post reports.
The investigation findings released on Tuesday state that due to inadequate protocol, not only have police procedures been subpar, but regulation has also suffered. Only 2 percent of reported unconstitutional cases resulted in disciplinary action or criminal charges against the officers.
Eighty-five percent of the individuals stopped and 79.3 percent of the people arrested by the Newark Police Department were Black, according to the Huffington Post.
Newark city officials and federal officials will enter into an agreement to fight unconstitutional policing.