A former southern New Jersey police detective who claimed he was repeatedly harassed by colleagues after he testified against two other officers has reportedly settled a lawsuit he filed against the police department.


Citing court documents, the Asbury Park Press reports Howard Bogan will get $950,000 from Jackson Township.

Bogan, who was president of the township's police union, said some officers called on him to quit that post after he testified, while others made belittling comments. Bogan also said others called him a "rat" and left stuffed mouse and rat toys at his desk.

Bogan claimed the harassment left him emotionally distressed, and he had to use extensive sick leave to seek treatment. During that absence, Bogan was demoted from his detective position.

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