Justice Department Investigates NJ Police Department

Complaints of inappropriate force used by Trenton officers spur the probe.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened an investigation into the Trenton Police Department (TPD) and the city of Trenton, New Jersey, to determine whether or not the city’s police officers regularly violate citizens’ Constitutional rights. A number of complaints have been submitted to the Justice Department regarding the behavior of the police force, alleging that they regularly employ inappropriate force during what should only be routine stops and checks.

“The investigation will focus on TPD’s use of force and its stops, searches, and arrests,” the Justice Department stated. “The investigation will include a comprehensive review of TPD policies, training, and supervision, in addition to complaint intake, internal investigation protocols, complaint reviews, complaint adjudications, and disciplinary decisions.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For DOJ officials as they investigate complaints regarding the inappropriate use of force by Trenton police officers.
  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland to seek God’s direction as he heads the Justice Department.
  • For law enforcement officers at every level of government as they put themselves in harm’s way each day on the job.

Sources: NY Times, The Hill


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