Bloomfield Police Officers Sean Courter a 35 year old man and Orlando Trinidad a 34 year old man both have been charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct, official misconduct, falsifying public records and other charges as well. The Essex County Prosecutor s Office said also that Trinidad was also found to be guilty of simple assault. The case developed from dash cam footage filmed from the police vehicle as they broke into the car window of Bloomfield resident Marcus Jeter. When they broke the window of the vehicle they dragged him from the vehicle, after the Essex County Prosecutors Office reviewed the tape they decided to then dismiss all charges against Mr. Jeter.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2 which is Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct. Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct involves the act of any public servant using their power and authority of the law to commit an unauthorized and unlawful act or occurrence. It is a crime of the 2nd degree in the State of New Jersey. A person found guilty of a crime of the 2nd degree is looking at 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
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