May 26, 2012

New York City police didn’t violate New Jersey state laws when they carried out surveillance programs of Muslim-owned business, mosques and university student groups, according to a Thursday statement from the New Jersey attorney general’s office.

The findings are the product of a three-month review meant to address concerns expressed by Muslim community leaders, who had instead called for a formal investigation.

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said law enforcement officials are expected to meet regularly with the NYPD “to exchange information concerning counter-terrorism intelligence and operations,” and establish more formal protocols for out-of-state policing.

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