Monday, June 12, 2017

The first discipline has been handed down in the wild west chase that ended in the fiery crash

Four Jersey City policemen were suspended and two deputy chiefs reassigned after the mess that was the Tonnelle Run a week back. These suspensions and reassignments have nothing do do with the fire and kicking those trying to not be on fire. These "punishments" are for the chase and shooting out of car windows through the streets of Jersey City before the fire.

Lest the cops not get their due:

The four officers are Lt. Keith Ludwig, MD Khan, Erik Kosinski and Francisco Rodriguez. Ludwig, who was promoted from sergeant on May 31, is a 24-year veteran of the department. Ludwig, Shea said today, has "an excellent record." The other three officers are recent additions to the force, joining between 2013 and 2015.

Ludwig was the supervisor responsible for overseeing the entire pursuit, Khan and Kosinski set up an unauthorized roadblock during the pursuit and Rodriguez fired at a moving vehicle, city officials said today. All are violations of state attorney general guidelines on police pursuits.

The two deputy chiefs being reassigned are Mark Hussey, chief of patrol, and John Corry Short, chief of investigations. Both have been on the force since 1979 and have both been reassigned to city command, which oversees the day-to-day operations of the department in the absence of the chief.

There's a lot more information at the link. Make sure to check it out, after all, it's being done in your name.

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