A New York City corrections officer was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly brandished a weapon during a violent altercation in Newark, New Jersey.
The suspect works for the NYC Department of Correction and resides in the Bronx, NY. He was reportedly on the verge of retiring from the law enforcement agency just a couple of days after the traffic dispute in Newark.
Newark NJ cops were on patrol near the intersection of South 18th Avenue and Winans Avenue in Newark when two people waved them down. The Newark police officers investigated and learned that the suspect allegedly pointed a firearm at two motorists. The violent altercation allegedly stemmed from a traffic incident.
Newark cops stopped the suspect’s vehicle and reportedly discovered the handgun inside the car.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
A spokesperson for the NYC Correction Department later stated that the agency “has zero tolerance” for any employees who commit crimes.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Corrections Officer Arrested Days Before Retirement, Officials Say.”