Misconduct Charges Filed Against South Jersey Cop After Altercation With Assemblyman
By David Madden
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A grand jury in Gloucester County, NJ has handed up a 14-count indictment against a suspended Washington Township police officer who pulled over a New Jersey state lawmaker last summer.
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty’s story hasn’t wavered from day one:
“I did nothing wrong that day. I was falsely arrested. My property was seized and my good name was tarnished” (see related story).
Now, Moriarty hopes the 14-count indictment against officer Joseph DiBuonaventura will be a step toward correcting that.
DiBuonaventura claimed that Moriarty cut him off on the Black Horse Pike, although video from the officer’s cruiser fails to show that.
Moriarty was also issued a DUI citation which is being held, for now, by Gloucester County prosecutors.
DiBuonaventura faces charges of official misconduct, false swearing, and tampering with and falsifying public records.
He’s on unpaid suspension from his job. His lawyer could not be reached for comment.