Charges filed in Hoboken SWAT probe

February 29, 2008 3:47:14 AM PST
Disciplinary charges have been issued against an unspecified number of police officers associated with Hoboken's now-disbanded SWAT unit.Hoboken Public Safety Director William Bergin says the charges were filed following an investigation by special counsel David Corrigan.

Bergin says he got Corrigan's report today.

But he won't disclose the names of those facing discipline or what charges they were facing, saying it was a personnel matter.

The SWAT unit was disbanded in November after officials learned of racy pictures taken during a trip team members made to the New Orleans area in 2006 to help Hurricane Katrina victims.

The photos show the unit's commander and other officers posing with waitresses from a Hooters restaurant in Alabama who appeared to be holding police firearms.