Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Officer To Face Discipline Over Pot Joke

CRESSKILL, N.J., Oct. 19 (UPI) — A New Jersey police department said an officer will face discipline for a 5-year-old photo of him smoking a fake marijuana joint in uniform.

The Cresskill Police Department said Detective Lt. Joseph Trumbetti will keep his job but will face disciplinary action over a photograph of the officer smoking an imitation marijuana cigarette as a joke at the Battle of the Bands Concert at Cresskill’s recreation center five years ago, The (Woodland Park) Record reported Tuesday.

“There was no traces of drugs — there was nothing illegal,” Chief Edward Wrixon said. However, “he shouldn’t have been doing that in uniform.”

The picture was given to police recently by Gregory Levitzki of Dumont, father of former officer Brad Levitzki, who was fired in June after a hearing officer found him guilty of six charges of misconduct on duty.

Al Wunch, the attorney representing Brad Levitzki, said the photo was evidence of hypocrisy on the part of the department.

“The hearing officer made a big deal about a photograph that Brad had put on a computer screen in the police station,” he said. “The charge against Brad was that this was a pornographic photograph. But I said that there’s all these types of photos that are far worse throughout the department and nobody makes a big deal about them. The Trumbetti one was just one of them.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Officer To Face Discipline Over Pot Joke”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.