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Jersey City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assault by Auto

By kbm0423 on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Thursday, April 7, a Jersey City Police Officer pleaded guilty to charges relating to a 2020 collision involving the marked police vehicle he was operating and a bicyclist.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, Christopher Hill, 27, pleaded guilty to Assault by Auto. 

Prosecutor Suarez said that Hill will forfeit all present and future employment in law enforcement as part of his plea agreement. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, May 12.

The investigation revealed that on September 20, 2020, Hill, while in the course of his duties as a Police Officer with the Jersey City Police Department, was operating a marked police vehicle in a reckless manner while in pursuit of a bicyclist on Ravine Avenue. 

Hill struck the bicyclist with his vehicle, causing bodily injury to the male cyclist.