Monday, March 08, 2010

Sgt. David Romeo Found Guilty of Kicking Two Handcuffed Suspects

A southern New Jersey jury has found a Wildwood police officer guilty of kicking two handcuffed suspects.

Sgt. David Romeo was charged with official misconduct. The 39-year-old officer will remain free on bail until sentencing on April 16.

Prosecutors say Romeo kicked two handcuffed car burglary suspects in the head as they lay on the ground in a North Wildwood parking lot in July 2007.

The crime carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Romeo and defense attorney John Tumelty left the courtroom after the verdict today without commenting.

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