A fifth city police officer was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly violating citizen’s civil rights as part of a sweeping federal probe.
Police officer Jonathan Bustios admitted to violating people’s civil rights and committing extortion. He is the third police officer to plead guilty in a federal probe that targeted corrupt police officers in the Paterson police force.
Police officer Roger Then has pleaded guilty to concealing his partner’s assault of a suicidal man at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
A federal grand jury indicted 29-year-old police officer Roger Then on Friday for allegedly assaulting an attempted suicide victim at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
Police officer Ruben McAusland pleaded guilty to dealing drugs using his department vehicle on Wednesday morning. His conviction is the first in a police corruption probe that led to the arrest of four police officers and the suspension of two others.
Roger Then, who joined the Paterson Police Department almost two years ago, became the fourth police officer to be charged with corruption in less than two months on Wednesday morning for allegedly assaulting a man and filing a misleading police report, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
The city suspended two police officers on Friday as a result of an on-going law enforcement corruption investigation.