Friday, February 21, 2014

A Community Reacts to Friday's Newest Televised Scandal

WABC 7 broke the latest embarrassing  news during it's 5PM hour. Within hours hundreds more residents had seen the video link posted on all of our many Facebook forums. The sense of shock and outrage was felt by nearly everyone, Most residents have shared there reactions on the Citizens of Bloomfield Facebook page. Here's a selection of comments from Bloomfield's smaller forums that many may have missed:
What is going on in our town? Between the police department and the town council it sounds like Bloomfield is really falling apart. I saw on Eyewitness news about the cops that were arrested.
Jeanne Talamini DuChemin Internal Affairs needs a thorough cleaning out. And who was in charge at the time?? Chief Goul & Captain Behr.
Bill Sluk Makes me start to question Behr's claims about Bernard. How can we trust anyone in the BPD?
Maria Probst I think each situation is different Bill is just now everything is coming out...wonder if we will ever know the true story in what has transpired now or in the past...
Judy Cardona this video could be the reason the chief stepped down...U behr was put in his place u can't blame him when this happened BEFORE he was placed...this is an older case...

  • Susana Sotillo Unbelievable! Who can we trust in this town
  • Karen Banda No one it seems. What a freaking mess this place is. PD, HD, BoH...what the hell else? Where the hell are/were the mayor and council and the MANY TA's we've had? Our tax dollars at work at the local, state and federal level.

  • Donna Donofrio-Paterson Falsifying records SMH!!! This town disgusts me 
  • Brown Santa ABSOLUTELY SHAMEFUL!!! i hope he sues everyone involved; especially the prosecutors for their lack of due diligence!


Pat Ritchings   Unbelievable

Noreen Flaherty Reyes  Disgusted.

  • Ben Morse @#%!!
  • Peggy Jurow Holy smokes!
  • Bibi Zizic Bell Wow. Speechless.
  • Derrick Miller The Attorney Stephen Brown, is one of my clients and a close friend as well. I also have known one of the police officer, Orlando, since he joined the police force. Very disturbing to say the least for this to happen in Our town!!

  • Sandra Cummins I just saw this on the news! It's one embarrassment after another in Bloomfield lately. Not the town it used to be.
    Noreen Flaherty Reyes I also saw this earlier on the news. At a loss for words. I'm so glad for the dash cams in that this man could've faced prison time.
  • Pat Gilleran Checking on how long the 3 police have been working in our Township - Orlando Trinidad (also charged with assault) made $96,180 per year in 2012 as did Sean Courter who was also indicted.
    In 2012 the salary of a 5th year police officer and above was $89,749 so these officers have been around for a while. Will we see and Internal Affairs investigation into their cases to see if this has happened before?
  • Then there was this comment on ABC 7 reporter Sarah Wallace's Facebook page:
  • "Every time I do a story about evidence not being turned over to defense attorneys, it makes me furious. I hear it over and over. And this story also highlights why dashcams should be rolling in every police vehicle that makes a car stop. Last session, the New Jersey legislature passed a bill mandating them; Governor Christie vetoed it. It's been re-introduced. It protects everybody: both drivers and cops. No brainer."
  • Questions remain about the timing of the indictments that may never be answered:

  • Were they expedited by the new mayor who works full time for Essex County in Newark?
  • Were the revelations by Acting Chief Behr timed to rally police officers and put pressure on the council to appoint him before the indictments?

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