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CLOSED: Two Newark police officers exonerated for warrantless search

On June 28, 2011, I filed an Internal Affairs complaint with the Newark Police Department against Officers Javier Rivera and Jimmy Rios.  My complaint is on-line here and the Appellate Division decision underlying the complaint is on-line here.  In essence, the Appellate Division had found that Rios and Rivera had made an improper, warrantless entry into a residence to make a drug possession arrest.

By letter dated May 3, 2013, on-line here, Lieutenant Antonio Domingues reported that after a complete investigation, the officers’ conduct was deemed “legal and proper.”  Accordingly, the officers were exonerated.

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to paff@pobox.com