WNYC reports:

The survey is one component of a much broader, detailed 5-year-plan for revamping the city’s police force. It was prompted by an investigation that found city police had violated citizens’ rights.

“There were a series of unconstitutional practices happening in the city of Newark,” said Andrea McChristian, associate counsel at the Newark-based New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. “There was excessive use of force, unconstitutional stops and searches, theft occurring as well, of civilian property.”