Jersey City cop charged with falsifying report

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Jersey City police officer was arrested Friday on a charge related to a falsified police report he submitted while on duty, the Hudson County District Attorney’s Office said. .

Joseph Ross, 36, has been charged with one count of false reporting to a law enforcement officer, a fourth degree felony.

He was arrested without incident at the Jersey City district attorney’s office and released on summons pending his first court appearance on Wednesday, June 1.

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An investigation by the Public Integrity Unit of the Hudson County and Jersey District Attorney’s Office

The city‘s police department’s internal affairs unit determined that Ross was involved in a motor vehicle
collision in his marked police car on Thursday, February 10 this year, prosecutors said.

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Prosecutors said Ross later reported that the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident at another location.

No additional information was available.

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