Jersey City Police
A Jersey City police officer admitted Friday that he stole more than half a million cigarettes, and extorted $20,000, from a person he thought was a drug courier.
Officer Mario Rodriguez, 39, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he stole 600,000 cigarettes and robbed a government informant he thought was a drug courier.
Jersey City Police Capt. Edgar Martinez said it took 90 minutes for emergency services to corral the goat as it ran along the four-lane bridge between Jersey City and Kearny Point Tuesday.
At the New Jersey State Police Canine Academy, a new class of brave dogs has been training to track down suspects and sniff out drugs – and soon, they will be four-legged officers with badges.
Officers Robert Taino, Jr. and Paul Fennell were able to tackle and restrain the man and got him under control with a pair of plastic handcuffs provided by the cabin crew.