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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  • The Truth

    Lets get tough for a change. DUI and insurance fraud. One is a major felony. Dirty coppers. Typical want to work 20 years rob a pension and live another 40 to 50 years robbing taxpayers while working a second job. Not hero’s. Hero’s just do to help people.

  • John Adams

    Crossing every ‘T,’ dotting every ‘i,’ “righting” every perceived “wrong.” This is why the jails and prisons are so full. In the seventies this wouldn’t have even been prosecuted.

  • get em all

    typical police corruption at its best. They will get a hand slap and be on their way. Lets hope they get exactly what another person would get if he was not police.

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