Two Asbury Park police officers admitted Tuesday that they vandalized a pair of cars last year belonging to a man who filed an internal affairs complaint against them, authorities said.
They also face probation when they are sentenced on Oct. 16 and must pay back the victim for the damage they caused to his cars, the office said.
“Spiteful retaliation from law enforcement officers towards a citizen for any reason is an unacceptable option.
This is in no way condoned at any level, for any reason,” Gramiccioni said in the statement.
“All members of the law enforcement community must maintain the public’s trust by conducting themselves at the highest level of integrity and decency.”.
Mignoli, 70, had filed an administrative complaint against both officers several days before the incidents.
Martinsen, a member of the Asbury Park police force since 2013, was suspended without pay when the charges came to light. »