Carteret Police Officer Charged After Beating Up Teenage Victim

Monte Stewart

CARTERET, NJ—Police Officer Joseph Reiman was suspended and charged with three counts of second-degree, official misconduct after allegedly beating a local teenager and failing to activate the camera that was a part of his uniform.

That assault occurred shortly after the 16-year-old victim was involved in a crash on May 31, and led to serious injuries for the teen, and serious charges for Reiman.

In addition to the official misconduct counts, Reiman also faces a third-degree aggravated assault charge.

Joseph Reiman is one of at least two Carteret cops that are brothers of the Mayor of Carteret since 2002, Dan Reiman.

He’s also the third local police officer to face criminal charges brought by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey this year, following in the footsteps of a South Amboy Police Department Detective and an officer with the Sayreville Police Department.

Carey’s office announced the charges against Reiman on Friday, June 9, nine days after the brutal beating sent the teenager to the hospital.

Reiman was arrested that same day, but was released after prosecutors did not file a motion seeking to detain him while he awaits his day in court.

According to the press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO), Reiman was charged following an investigation led by MCPO Detective Andreea Ziib, and Captain Michael Dammann of the Carteret Police Department (CPD).

Dammann told New Brunswick Today that, since being charged, Reiman has been suspended without pay, and has not since made any contact with the CPD.

Reiman was allegedly involved in a motor vehicle pursuit involving the teenager, who was behind the wheel of a car that eventually crashed into a utility pole guide wire.

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