Newark Officials Rail Against NYPD

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker answers a question in Paterson, N.J., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, after a news conference announcing that there have been arrests in the slaying of Michael Morgan, an off-duty Newark police detective who was gunned down this week during a robbery outside a northern New Jersey strip club where he was celebrating a friend's birthday. Jerome Wright, 24, who had multiple addresses in Paterson and Newark, and a woman police identified as his girlfriend, Nashali Gadson, 19, of Newark, were arrested Wednesday near Philadelphia. Both face felony murder, robbery and weapons charges in the death of Detective Michael Morgan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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    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.

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