Newark cop suspended after allegedly separating boy’s shoulder
A Newark police officer has been suspended after an allegation he separated a 14-year-old boy's shoulder.
The boy told NJ Advance Media he was approached by Detective Wilberto Ruiz and two other officers as he left a bodega near 14th Street and 14th Avenue. He said as they tried to detain him, Ruiz injured him.
An investigation began after the boy, whose identity was not disclosed, went to the Fourth precinct with his mother to file a complaint, according to the report.
Ruiz is also accused of not reporting the incident until a day later.
"This is an unfortunate incident. However, it is not a reflection on the entire department but on the actions of a few. I will not tolerate officers' behavior that violates laws to enforce laws or actions that violate our state laws or the Department's rules and regulations that govern us," Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said, according to the news organization.
Other officers involved in the incident have been reassigned. according to NJ Advance Media.