On March 28, 2018, the Internal Affairs Unit of the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor charged Jersey City Police Officers Rodney Clark and Courtney Solomon for their involvement in an altercation at a pizza establishment in Jersey City while on-duty yesterday.
This incident was reported to the Jersey City Police Department. JCPD then reported the incident to the Prosecutor’s Internal Affairs Unit. After a preliminary investigation, the Jersey City Police Department suspended the officers without pay.
A Complaint-Summons has been issued for both Clark and Solomon charging them with Terroristic Threats in violation of N.J.S. 2C:12-3a, a third-degree crime; Disorderly Conduct in violation of N.J.S. 2C:33-2a(1), a petty disorderly persons offense; and Harassment in violation of N.J.S. 2C:33-4(b), a petty disorderly persons offense. The officers are scheduled to make their first appearance on these charges at 10:00 a.m. on April 11, 2018, in CJP Court located in the Hudson County Administration Building at 595 Newark Ave., Jersey City.
“The Prosecutor’s Office will fully investigate the allegations against these officers and prosecute in accordance with the law to ensure that justice is served,” said Prosecutor Suarez. “Officers who abuse their power and break the law must be held accountable for their actions.”
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Jersey City Police Department Internal Affairs Unit for assisting with the investigation.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).