Three Newton NJ police officers were recently cleared of assault after investigators concluded that the allegations against the officers were unfounded.
The police officers were accused of assaulting a woman while placing her under arrest. According to authorities, the arrest took place in an emergency room at the Newton Medical Center. The woman accompanied her husband to the hospital. He was receiving medical treatment when she allegedly became belligerent and uncooperative with staff, prompting police to take action and place her under arrest.
The husband of the woman claimed that police officers beat his wife and threw her to the ground. He made the allegations in a post on the Newton Police Department’s Facebook page.
However, following an internal affairs investigation into the arrest, the officers were cleared of any wrongdoing. The investigation included examinations of video records, 911 calls, and other documents. According to prosecutors, the officers were fully exonerated at the conclusion of the investigation.
Remarkably, the alleged assault and subsequent investigation only came to light after one of the officers was charged with lewdness for unrelated incidents. Internal affairs matters are usually kept under wraps.
The officer in question allegedly walked up to young male drivers during traffic stops and exposed his genitals. According to a police complaint, the officer would then leave the scene without issuing any traffic tickets.
Authorities received multiple anonymous tips about the alleged misconduct. After reviewing patrol car video recordings, prosecutors decided to charge the officer with lewdness. He was also charged with official misconduct.
To learn more about these strange cases, access the NJ.com article entitled “Newton Cops Cleared of Assaulting Woman in Hospital Arrest, Chief Says.”