NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Newark’s police director has lifted the veil of secrecy on the city’s practice of field inquiry, a procedure similar to New York’s stop-and-frisk.
The police department says it will make numerous details public about the practice, a policy change that has caused the American Civil Liberties Union to come out in support of the measure.
It is the hope of police director Samuel DeMaio that releasing the information will help maintain a high level of transparency and community involvement, 1010 WINS Steve Sandberg reported.
“We want the community to trust our police department,” he said.
City council members approved an order Tuesday signed by DeMaio.