Man charged with sex assault on 8-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man charged recently with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl now faces two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly attacking a sheriff’s officer and inmate while being taken to jail.
The Hoboken man is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly striking the uniformed officer on the elbow with his handcuffs and then punching her on Wednesday, the criminal complaint says. Read more…


Hoboken man charged with falsely imprisoning mother

Hoboken police heard screams for help when they responded to a Willow Avenue residence where they arrested a 67-year-old man on charges he falsely imprisoned his mother, officials said.
Officers responding to a 911 call early on June 21 heard the woman’s “loud screams for help” coming from the residence. The officers said the son, a resident of Washington Street near 13th Street, refused numerous orders to open the door, the criminal complaint says. Read more…


Bayonne police brutality suit cost at least $1.5 million to settle

At least $1.5 million was paid to settle a police brutality lawsuit brought by a family that was beaten and pepper-sprayed by Bayonne police, according to a confidential deal released Friday after a year-long court battle by The Jersey Journal.

The family of Brandon Walsh sued the city of Bayonne and the police department in November 2014, 11 months after Walsh was beaten with a flashlight during an arrest at his home. Read more.


H.S. student who says coach pointed gun at him files notice of tort claim

A Bayonne High School student has filed a notice of tort claim with the city, school district and state after the varsity ice hockey coach allegedly pointed a gun at him inside Korpi Ice Rink. The claim, filed by Jersey City attorney Joel Silberman, seeks compensation for emotional injuries as a result of the incident. According to the claim, the student suffered emotional injuries for which he is undergoing treatment. Read more.


15 years for woman who killed boyfriend in jealous rage after night of partying

A woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death in a jealous rage after a night of drinking and “very rough” sex.

Cateline Hichos, 24, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for the 2016 stabbing of 22-year-old Kevin Argueta inside his family’s Union City home. She must serve at least 85 percent of her sentence before becoming eligible for release and faces deportation after prison. Read more.


Second ex-Jersey City cop spared prison for bribery scheme

A second former Jersey City cop has been spared jail time for his role in a scheme that has led to federal charges for 10 people so far, including a former police chief. Sanchez’s attorney, Joel Silberman, argued today to U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez that Sanchez deserved to avoid prison because of his low rank and clean criminal history, and because he has expressed remorse. Read to know more


2 Bayonne police brutality lawsuits settled for $335K

Two separate police brutality lawsuits filed against the Bayonne Police Department and city police officers were settled for a total of $335,000, according to a settlement agreement that was released today.

In one of the cases, Jason Rios sued Bayonne police over an incident on Aug. 29, 2010, in which he said police pepper-sprayed him, knocked him out cold, and arrested him for no reason. A police report said Rios acted in a “threatening manner.”

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