[WATCH] New Jersey Cop Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Dash Cam Video Proved He Lied on Arrest Report

A New Jersey cop who did not think twice about lying on a police report to send a man to prison was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday without the eligibility of parole.

And only because his dash cam contradicted his police report.

Otherwise, it may have been Marcus Jeter sentenced to prison on charges of eluding, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and attempting to disarm a police officer.

Instead, it was Bloomfield police officer Orlando Trinidad convicted on charges of simple assault, official misconduct, conspiracy to commit official misconduct, tampering with public records, falsifying public records and false swearing.

His partner in crime, Bloomfield police officer Sean Courter, was also convicted last November and was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, but his sentencing was postponed, according to the Associated Press.

But like Trinidad, Courter is also facing a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.

A third cop who also falsified reports, Albert Sutterlin, pleaded guilty in 2013 and agreed to testify against the other two cops in a five-week trial that ended with their convictions in November 2015.

“I am truly sorry for everything that has transpired,” Trinidad said through tears, while wearing a prison uniform and with his hands cuffed in front of him. “I am a different man today as I stand here before you. I am a humbled man.”

“He was a good cop and now he’s lost all that,” his attorney, Frank Arleo, added.
Now he will be a convict. A career flushed down the toilet because he figured he could lie and get away with it.

And he would have gotten away with it had he not driven his car in the opposite direction on the Garden State Parkway, striking Jeter’s car after it had been pulled over by Courter on the night of June 6, 2012.

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  • Keith Pierce

    more proof that citizens need to camera up