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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

[NJ] Trenton Police have more of a problem with officer-involved domestic violence than Officer DeLeon

...The city cop charged with three separate domestic violence complaints; The a female officer who escaped serious punishment for assaulting an ex-boyfriend; The officer charged with burglary, assault, and firing his weapon; The arrest of a TPD officer for a domestic violence incident in Maryland...

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TRENTON POLICE FIGHTING EACH OTHER AND TARNISHED IMAGE
The Trentonian
By L.A. PARKER
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
[Excerpts] ...The Mendez affair is the latest black eye for a police force that Acting Police Director Joseph Juniak admits has had a bad start to 2011... Another officer allegedly kidnapped and roughed up his girlfriend, and ended up getting arrested then freed on $100,000 bail... Several police officers yesterday said cops with ties to influential top officers and politicians get preferential treatment regarding disciplinary issues...
Critics have cited several incidents that were never disclosed to the public and other allegations that have yet to be dealt with at police headquarters, including:
• The city cop charged with three separate domestic violence complaints;
• The a female officer who escaped serious punishment for assaulting an ex-boyfriend;
• The officer charged with burglary, assault, and firing his weapon;
• The arrest of a TPD officer for a domestic violence incident in Maryland...
A common criticism raised by Trenton residents is a lack of information about resolutions regarding police misbehavior... George Dzurkoc, president of Trenton’s PBA local, recently told union members that they needed to clean up their act...
Recent incidents involving Trenton police officers...
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 -Erwin L. DeLeon, 24, who was brought back to duty after he allegedly roughed up a girlfriend in Bordentown City in April, was charged with assault and kidnapping after Trenton cops arrested him Friday night. DeLeon allegedly grabbed and pushed his girlfriend and physically prevented her from leaving his car, according to court documents. DeLeon, suspended without pay, was charged with kidnapping and simple assault and was held on $100,000 bail... [Full article here]
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