Police

NJ Cops Faces 13 Charges Over One Bogus Arrest

How many abuses did he pull off when the victim wasn't an assemblyman?

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The Washington Township police officer who arrested Assemblyman Paul Moriarty for DWI has been suspended without pay per the ruling of an official hearing, according to Capt. Richard Leonard.

Joseph DiBuonaventura is facing 13 criminal charges in connection with the July 31 arrest in Washington Township, including official misconduct, submitting a false report, harassment, tampering with public records and more.

He was suspended with pay immediately following a Loudermill hearing — part of the due process for government employees facing serious discipline — pending the results of the hearing, which came on Nov. 26. He was also required to turn in his badge, gun and any police-issued equipment.