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NAACP Sues New Jersey State Police

Maryam Abdul-Aleem | 8/23/2011, 2:19 p.m.

The New Jersey chapter of the NACCP is considering legal action against the New Jersey State Police for their low numbers of Black state troopers. The lawsuit would call for more minority representation within the police force, after this year's class of new recruits had only five Black members out of 123. The class was more diverse a year ago. The NAACP is questioning the department's recruiting efforts to enlist more Black and African-American police officers. In 2000, the NAACP settled a discrimination lawsuit with the New Jersey State Police due to the lack of diversity in the force.