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Jersey City Police Officer Arrested for Multiple Counts of Forgery

Hudson County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Hudson County announced that on Tuesday, June 25, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internal Affairs Unit arrested a Jersey City Police Officer following a forgery investigation.AdHudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez stated that Justin Rivera, 31, is charged with six counts of Forgery/Uttering Forged Documents, crimes of the fourth degree.

Officials stated he was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

Between March 2022 and January 2023, Rivera submitted six records to the Jersey City Police Department requesting medical leave, officials said. 

According to officials, the investigation found the six records were forged/altered, granting Rivera over eight weeks of additional medical leave.