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Video: Newark Officers Suspended for Failing to Stop Man Stomping Patrol Car

August 08, 2018  | 

VIDEO: Newark Officers Suspended for Failing to Stop Man Stomping Patrol Car

Two Newark, NJ, police officers have been suspended for failing to stop a man from stomping and jumping on a patrol car. Video of the incident, which happened Saturday afternoon, went viral on social media.

"These officers either sat in a car or had their hands in their pockets. They didn't do their jobs," said Anthony Ambrose, Newark's public safety director.

The officers have not been identified because the investigation is continuing. The first officer who encountered the man has been on the force seven months. The second is a 10-year veteran, NJ.com reports.

"Let's not mix up restraint versus not doing their job," Ambrose said.

A suspect was later arrested and identified as Althariq Aulston, 18.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/8/2018 3:50 PM

Yeah you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. If they would have intervened and the piece of garbage was injured there would have been a lawsuit faster than you can blink an eye. Then they would have been suspended anyway.

Tom ret @ 8/8/2018 6:43 PM

The officers probably saved the city money in the long run by evaluating the situation from a safe distance obviously trying to de=escalate the situation. They were probably thinking if we startle this guy he could fall from the hood he is stomping on and injure himself thus leading to charges against the officers for excessive force and subsequent riots by BLM or other group. It probably wasn't their car anyway. At least the officers only face suspension and not a civil or criminal trial and their home and family targeted.

David R McConnaughey @ 8/9/2018 6:28 AM

Let's see, you're supposed to de-escalate, except when you're not supposed to, unless if you don't de-escalate and end up having to use force of any kind, then you should have de-escalated, and then they'll throw you under the bus no matter what you do or how it turns out. Makes perfect sense to SFB politicians. How about you grow a pair of testicals and let us do our jobs, and then if there's any horseshit from activists and thugs, you act like an adult man who's not got a yellow streak down the middle of your back? YOU'RE the reason officers are afraid to do ANYTHING anymore, so GFY Mr. "Public Safety" director.

Trigger @ 8/11/2018 12:22 PM

Well said gentlemen, life on the street has changed and not for the best.

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