Complaints Against Cop Who Arrested State Assemblyman
A South Jersey municipal court judge has issued 13 complaints against a Washington Township police officer who stopped a New Jersey Assemblyman in July and charged him with drunken driving.
The charges include official misconduct and filing a false police report.
The Assemblyman, Paul Moriarty, alleges he was pulled over on a bogus allegation that he cut the officer off and subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated though he'd had nothing to drink.
A dashboard video of the motor vehicle stop taken from the officer's patrol car appears to back up the lawmaker's claims. Moriarty did not take a Breathalyzer test.
The 56-year-old Assemblyman filed a 27-count complaint last week.
His allegations were reviewed by a judge, who signed off on half and dismissed half.
The DWI allegation is pending.
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