Charges dropped against cop accused of letting dog attack woman

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed an indictment of a Tuckerton police officer accused of releasing his canine on a woman in custody, but said it plans to seek a new indictment.

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed the indictment of Justin M. Cherry, 35, of Beachwood, after his attorney alleged an assistant prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence and presented a witness who misled the grand jury that indicted Cherry, prosecutor’s office spokesman Al Della Fave confirmed.

In court papers, the defense attorney, Tracy L. Riley, said prosecutors had failed to present to the grand jury relevant portions of police department policy …read more

Source: Ocean

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