ACLU criticizes Dow for omitting question on police complaint forms

    It’s all fun and games until somebody leaves a question off a form.

    New Jersey’s ACLU chapter is taking issue with the new police internal affairs reporting forms Attorney General Paula Dow has drawn up.

    The forms are what departments submit to the AG’s office, but they don’t include a questions about how many complaint against police officers are being investigated at the end of the year.
    The Star-Ledger reports state and local officials are happy with the forms, which Dow’s office says aren’t supposed to track individual cases. But the ACLU says the new forms act to keep data from the public and are indicative of a larger problem the state has of keeping an attorney general for more than a couple years.

    Dow will leave her position at the end of the year for a job at the Port Authority, then it’s onto a judgeship.

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