The survey was created by the New Jersey Institute For Social Justice.
“The police department is really embracing the reforms that are going to move it to the next level,” said Ryan Haygood, president of the New Jersey Institute For Social Justice.
Haygood, a resident of Newark’s south ward, filled out his own survey.
“Part of what was required in this process was a recognition on behalf of the police department that things were not going well,” Haygood said. “That their as a long history of unconstitutional police abuse. That it persisted into the modern era, and that the police department really needed to turn a corner in terms of re-imagining what relationships should like with the community and beginning to build trust in a new relationship. This is a critical part of the early first step.”