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OUTRAGED Newark Officials Rail Against NYPD Mel Evans / AP Photo

Newark Officials Rail Against NYPD

So much for interagency cooperation. Newark, N.J., officials said Wednesday they had no knowledge that the New York Police Department was investigating Muslims in their city. Mayor Cory Booker criticized the NYPD, saying it was wrong to profile people based solely on their religion. The NYPD had looked into various mosques and Muslim businesses in 2007, eventually compiling a 60-page report on Newark's Muslims. Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said the NYPD had asked to be shown around the city for an investigation, but didn't elaborate. DeMaio reiterated that Newark police wouldn't engage in that kind of activity.

February 22, 2012 6:00 PM