In N.J., police deter complaints, ACLU finds
Barbara Boyer and James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writers
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 3:01 AM
More than three-quarters of New Jersey police departments failed to give the public correct information when they were asked how to file a complaint against officers, the American Civil Liberties Union has found.
The organization Tuesday released a report based on a 2012 survey of 497 departments. It followed a similar study conducted in 2009 that produced similar findings. “The results remained disconcerting,” the report said. “Once again, a majority of local departments provided inaccurate information in response to the most basic questions regarding individuals’ rights to file [internal affairs] complaints.”