Piscataway Officer Admits Assault, Tampering with Police Records
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a Piscataway Police Officer pleaded guilty to tampering or falsifying records and simple assault.
Officials said Todd Ritter, 54, of Millstone, admitted to falsifying police records in the fourth degree and simple assault, a disorderly persons offense.
According to authorities, Ritter admitted that while on official duty he struck a suspect who was detained in a patrol car. In addition, Ritter then falsified a police record by entering inaccurate information in an attempt to conceal his actions.
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christine D’Elia, Ritter will be sentenced to a term of probation.
Authorities said he will also have to forfeit his current public employment with the Piscataway Police Department and is barred from any future public employment.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 6th in New Brunswick.
The Piscataway officer was charged during an investigation by Lieutenant Warren Morrison of the Piscataway Police Department and Detective Andreea Zebib of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.