2 Hackensack Cops Face Charges
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) – Two probationary Hackensack police officers stand accused of falsifying records after one of them was involved in an off-duty auto accident.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said 24-year-old Jakub Szostak of Hackensack crashed his car June 2, shortly after leaving a local bar. Fellow officer Eric Mark, a 30-year-old city resident who was on duty, arrived on scene a short time later.
Despite indications that Szostak had been drinking alcohol, Molinelli said no sobriety tests were administered and the accident was reported as a hit-and-run. Szostak then allegedly provided false information to his insurance company, which paid him an undisclosed damage claim.
Szostak, who also was charged with insurance fraud, and Mark both declined comment.
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