Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
Lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to prevent the New York Police Department, and any out-of-state law enforcement agency, from conducting intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey without first informing officials in the state.
The legislation is a response to the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims in Newark, Rutgers University and elsewhere in the state.
Senate Bill 2311 was approved unanimously, and without discussion, Monday by the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote