2 North Bergen cops to plead not guilty

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

August 21, 2012 5:20:28 PM PDT
Attorneys for two Bergen County Police officers accused of removing shell casings from the scene of a pursuit where one of them fired at a fleeing suspect say their clients will plead not guilty to official misconduct charges.

Saheed Baksh and Jeffrey Roberts were both suspended without pay after turning themselves in on Monday afternoon.

Both men face seven counts stemming from an August 2010 pursuit. The chase went through six towns before ending in Bogota, where Baksh allegedly fired two shots at a suspect who was not hit.

County Prosecutor John Molinelli has said his office's investigation was not centered on Baksh's use of force, but rather on allegations that both officers worked to remove evidence and tampered with the crime scene.

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