Friday, February 14, 2014

Officer Keith German Charged with Misconduct

Patrolman Keith German, 45, of Tinton Falls, a 16-year veteran officer of the Asbury Park Police Department, was arrested and charged with Official Misconduct and Unauthorized Access of a Computer Database at part of "Operation Dead End," authorities said.

Keith German, was arrested as part of a sweep that included dozens of other arrests, said one source who requested anonymity. The source said the sweep was tied to gangs but did not elaborate on what German’s role was or if he was involved with gangs.

Mayor Myra Campbell did not confirm or deny if a police officer was arrested, but added that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty and all the facts need to come out.
“There is no place for corrupt cops in the city of Asbury Park,” Campbell said. “Its not good for the citizens, it’s not good for the community.”

The Asbury Park Press reported German, who is a 16-year veteran of the police force, was released on $50,000 bail with a 10 percent option and had to surrender his badge, gun, police identification and radio.

Officer Edwin Powell Charged with Assault

A Cleveland police officer has been charged with assault.

Patrol Officer Edwin Powell faces assault, menacing and interfering with civil rights charges stemming from allegations of misconduct against a prisoner while Powell was working secondary employment, Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a department release.

Powell received a summons and is scheduled to appear in Cleveland Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. March 11. The department's Internal Affairs Unit investigated the allegations, and sent their findings to the city prosecutors, who filed the charges Friday.

Police would not release any more information about the incident tied to the charges.
Powell will be placed on administrative duties pending a disciplinary hearing in front of Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath.