Two Jersey City police officers have been suspended without pay after an “altercation” that occurred at a pizza parlor yesterday, which prompted an investigation by their internal affairs unit and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Earlier today, the Internal Affairs Unit of the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor
charged Jersey City Police Officers Rodney Clark and Courtney Solomon for their involvement in an altercation at a pizza establishment while on-duty yesterday, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.
This incident was reported to the JCPD, who then reported the incident to the Prosecutor’s Internal Affairs Unit. After a preliminary investigation, Jersey City police suspended the officers without pay, authorities said.
Both Clark and Solomon have been charged with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment, officials said.
The officers are scheduled to make their first appearance on these charges at 10:00 a.m. on April 11 in Central Judicial Processing Court located in the Hudson County Administration Building at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.
“The Prosecutor’s Office will fully investigate the allegations against these officers and
prosecute in accordance with the law to ensure that justice is served,” Suarez said in a statement.
“Officers who abuse their power and break the law must be held accountable for their actions.”
She also credited the Jersey City Police Department Internal Affairs Unit for assisting
with the investigation.