Man pleads guilty to brutal beating of N.J. police officer

NEWARK — A Newark man with more than a dozen prior convictions pleaded guilty Friday to an attack that left a veteran city police officer seriously hurt last year.

Jose Rodriguez (Photo: ECPO) 

Jose Rodriguez, 46, is expected to be sentenced to 16 years in state prison and must serve 85 percent of his term under a plea agreement, Essex County prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and eluding.

Police brought Rodriguez to University Hospital Feb. 25, 2016 to be checked for injuries after he was caught riding in a …read more

Source: Essex

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