Linden PD in turmoil after wrong-way fatal crash, disgraced cop testifies

STATEN ISLAND —  The Linden Police Department was shaken and in tumult  after the 2015 crash in which then officer Pedro Abad allegedly drove drunk and collided head-on with a truck, killing two passengers, another former Linden officer said in court Wednesday.

“The police department was very much under scrutiny by outside agencies,” William F. Turbett III, a former Linden detective sergeant, said at Abad’s trial. “They wanted to make an example of the Linden Police Department,” he said in response to questions from Assistant District Attorney Mark Palladino.

At one point Palladino asked,  “after the March 20,2015 accident, was the …read more

Source: NJ.com Union

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