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Jersey City Police Officer Charged with Filing False Police Report

By kbm0423 on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Friday, May 20, a Jersey City Police Officer was arrested on charges relating to a falsified police report he submitted while on duty.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, Joseph Ross, 36, was charged with one count of False Reporting to a Law Enforcement Officer. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that he was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons pending his first court appearance on Wednesday, June 1.

An investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Unit and the Jersey City Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit determined Ross was involved in a motor vehicle collision in his marked police car on Thursday, February 10. 

According to the investigation, Ross later reported the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run crash at a different location.