FINALLY, a police sergeant convicted of misconductSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 15:36
By Helen McCaffrey
WILDWOOD — Part of the success of the United States is rooted in the value placed on the rule of Law. The community thinks so highly of this that those entrusted with enforcing the law are given more discretion than an ordinary person when it comes to the use of force. On Aug. 26 a New Jersey Appeals Court sent the message that there is a high penalty for abusing that privilege.
The court unanimously affirmed the conviction of former Wildwood police Sgt. David Romeo.
Romeo was found guilty in a jury trial on March 8, 2010 of a single charge of second degree felony for violating New Jersey’s Official Misconduct statute. This is not as severe as a first-degree felony but more serious than a misdemeanor.