Suit: Troopers covered up bottle attack near MetLife Stadium
A New York man has filed a suit accusing New Jersey state troopers of covering up a November 2014 beer bottle attack outside MetLife Stadium that left him with a broken nose and other injuries.
NJ.com reports trooper Steven Hodge has been suspended without pay following the off-duty incident.
Hodge was indicted last fall. The charges haven't been released.
Nicholas Guidi of Holbrook, on Long Island, filed a lawsuit in December against the state, State Police, Hodge, and two other troopers.
Guidi's attorneys say troopers covered up the attack by describing him as drunk and violent in a police report and arresting him on a bogus disorderly conduct charge, which was dismissed.
Hodge's defense attorney denies the allegations.
An attorney general's office spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit.