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Mayor's office: Top cop didn't mention spy programChicago mayor's office: City's top cop didn't talk about NYPD's Muslim surveillance in Newark
CHICAGO (AP) ' A spokesperson for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the former Newark police chief didn't talk about a secret NYPD operation to spy on Muslims in New Jersey's largest city before he was hired to lead the Chicago force.
Emanuel hired Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy last year. McCarthy was a former senior NYPD officer before leading the Newark department.
Emanuel spokesperson Sarah Hamilton discussed McCarthy's conversations with the mayor on Wednesday, after The Associated Press reported NYPD officers took photographs and eavesdropped on conversations inside Muslim businesses in Newark while McCarthy was chief there.
McCarthy says the NYPD notified him their officers were coming to Newark as a courtesy and that no New Jersey officers were involved. A report prepared by the NYPD described the surveillance as a joint operation.
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