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Gang Retaliation Threat Against Jersey City Officers Reportedly Made Up by Officer

July 17, 2014  | 

A Jersey City police officer will be disciplined, after allegedly posting information online about possible gang retaliation after police shot and killed a man who murdered a fellow officer.

As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea said rumors of more violence crop up frequently when a police officer is shot.

“We have had, in the past, allegations of potential retaliation against police officers but that is a fairly common occurrence and we haven’t been able to attach any credence to it,” Shea said.

In this case, the mayor said a Jersey City police officer posted a false notice online saying Bloods gang members were targeting police in connection with the shooting that killed cop killer Lawrence Campbell, 27.

The officer will be disciplined, Fulop said.

Comments (6)

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Chuck @ 7/17/2014 4:01 PM

I guess you don't consider WCBS 880's and the statement by the mayor and public safety director to the media to be public?

Adam @ 7/17/2014 10:02 PM

You wonder if the public will have the right to know?? If it's your "right" the information would already be out there. It's that department's choice to release the officer's name, should they choose to do so; it's also that department's RIGHT to not release the officer's name.

Don F @ 7/18/2014 5:58 AM

Wow Lenny,
You are always around to take cheap shots. I personally think that it is a true example of a transparent department to advertise this non flattering development, that one of their own did this. They could have (as you would expect), sweep this under the rug, but no they tell you about it and your still not satisfied. You sit there in your pajamas trolling these sights taking shots at hard working Law Enforcement thinking you will deter them from their jobs. No, they will continue to serve and protect no matter what little angry dwrafs like you do or say. So do me a favor and get up out of your dirty lazy boy chair, take off the soiled t-shirt, wash your face and go out in this great country and get a job. Be part of the solution and maybe volunteer somewhere. Life is short so live it.

steve @ 7/18/2014 8:37 AM

Hopefully the officer was a rookie and not a seasoned badge. Young officers make mistakes just like any other young person does. I hope he or she realizes how serious the consequences could have been if the truth had not been discovered when it was. Take a deep breath and think might just save a life or lives!

Aware of your purpose INT @ 7/19/2014 6:05 PM

You all knew these walking dead THUGS could not even SHOOT THEMSELVES let along hit some LEO right? Does not surprise me one bit even if a SEASONED LT did this maybe even a CAPTAIN ? Only service you are giving is to the GLOBALISTS and BANKSTERS , period?

Renee @ 7/23/2014 6:31 AM

"mistake"? I think it was more deliberate...lots of good LEOs out there, but don't try and whitewash the actions of the ones who are not.

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