Expert: Pooping Superintendent Has Strong Case To Sue Cops After Pleading Guilty

Thomas Tramaglini has pleaded guilty, but may have a strong lawsuit against the police.

Holmdel, NJ - Kenilworth School District Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini has pleaded guilty of defecating on a high school track in April, but experts say he may have a strong case in his $1 million lawsuit against the police department.

On Oct. 24, Tramaglini pleaded guilty to defecating in public as part of a deal that allowed the charges of lewdness and littering to be dismissed, according to NJ.com.

The investigation into a pooping spree started as the Holmdel High School track team was encountering feces on the track each day, according to Patch.

Staff and coaches at Holmdel High School told the school’s resource officer that they “were finding human feces” in the athletic area “on a daily basis,” the Holmdel Township Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Staff members joined the school resource officer in monitoring the area, and were “able to identify a subject responsible for the acts,” the department said.

Tramaglini, 42, was arrested at 5:50 a.m. April 30, after he was observed defecating on the football field, The Washington Post reported.

He was charged with public urination or defecation, lewdness, and discarding and dumping of litter, a police spokesman said.

“Given the nature of those charges, he asked for and was granted a paid leave of absence,” the Kenilworth Board of Education said in a Facebook post.

“Leaves can only be without pay in the face of indictments or tenure charges, as a matter of state law,” the board added.

Tramaglini, who collected an annual salary of $147,504, had headed the Kenilworth School District since August of 2015, NJ.com reported.

After months of paid leave, he finally resigned with a $100,000 severance.

"In recognition of this fact, and in an effort to avoid legal fees and expensive litigation, and in the best interests of all concerned, including the faculty, staff and students of the Kenilworth School District, Dr. Tramaglini has tendered, and the board has accepted, his resignation effective September 30, 2018," the school district said, according to Holmdel Patch.

Tramaglini's attorney submitted tort paperwork to sue the police for damages over $1 million dollars, following his arrest, according to Holmdel Patch.

The attorney cited emotional distress and invasion of privacy of the man accused of repeatedly pooping in public.

The attorney told NJ.com that the mugshot was unnecessary because it was a low-level offense.

“It is our position that the photograph that has been widely disseminated was unlawfully taken and maliciously distributed,” the attorney told NJ.com.

There is no current case law which prevents law enforcement from taking mug shots of people who are in custody for criminal offenses, but only one of the charges against him, lewdness, is criminal.

The problem is, the arresting officer allegedly didn't cite Tramaglini for lewdness at the time he was photographed. Tramaglini's attorney said that the lewdness charge was added later.

"The Holmdel police department either did it to humiliate him or an inexperienced police officer did not know what he was doing," the attorney told Holmdel Patch.

"The law clearly lays out when you can take someone's fingerprints and mugshot, and it's only for indictable, more serious crimes where you have to appear in court," an anonymous officer told Holmdel Patch. If the arresting officer didn't intend to cite him for lewdness at the time, the department may face a rough legal defense.

"This notion that Tom is 'serial pooper' is unfounded and frankly it's disgusting and unfair," Tramaglini's attorney said told NJ.com. "It's really unfair to malign a guy who has had a great career. You talk to any of Tom's colleagues about his career and what he’s done for kids they’ll tell you that."

"My kids are taking a beating," Tramaglini told NJ.com. "They're being ostracized and teased. That's, by far, the worst part. And you know how people like to Google their names? When they Google theirs, this will always come up."

"I've been portrayed as a horrible, deranged person," he said. "There is nothing you can say or do to change the people's minds."

Comments (54)
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FPBIV
FPBIV

He should have thought about al of this before he started shitting in public. Take your lumps!

atratus
atratus

Right like he wasn't caught violating basic social principles and now he's blaming other's for the fallout from getting caught.

Zapcerk
Zapcerk

Nothing like literally getting caught with your pants down...he should have to pay for all the time spent by people trying to see who was crapping on not o Ky public property, but school property!!! How about paying all the people who found his crap? Maybe he should shut his whiney mouth and walk away!!

JBo
JBo

Invasion of privacy...for a serial pooper? $100K severance bonus? $1,000,000 lawsuit? Me thinks if I took a dump on an athletic field at a public school...the results wouldn't be the same. Just a guess.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Can I sue him if I had to dodge one of his turds while running on the track and sprained my ankle?

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

Move and change your name to protect your children idiot

JohnP
JohnP

S#!t happens...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

This wouldn't have happened if you followed procedure.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

He claims that he was not a serial pooper and that this was a one time accident. I don't know whether he is telling the truth, but I think there is a good chance that he is telling the truth.

yelyana
yelyana

Hmm...so his attorney said 'invasion of privacy". If he wanted privacy, why did he do his dirty deed in public rather than the bathroom?

Your conscience
Your conscience

Lmao! Is this guy serious? Hes worried about looking crazy? Maybe he shouldn't be shitting in public like a mental patient. Someone pls put this psycho in a straight jacket.

Mrs10
Mrs10

The saddest part is that his kids are being bullied for his lack of common decency.

And how did this guy get a severance?!

Mrdan
Mrdan

According to the local news paper he has a "condition" that when he runs he has to shit n they brought in dr's n other runner experts to testify about this "condition" he has about the severance pay it was probably written into his contract

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

K2A
K2A

One cleans up after their dog. Why didn’t he clean up after himself? He could stop running.

jericho777
jericho777

This Pooper is not a happy, um mm, not a happy, well, he's not a bluebird you want on sitting on your shoulders for sure...

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Lawyers..........they will sue any chance they get.

jacmac13
jacmac13

Serial pooper is crying for right of privacy as he is caught pooping on the field at his place of employment? He is blaming others for his kids taking a beating due to the fathers action and the father is angry? Deranged IS a person who shits where he eats. There are always consequences for our actions. Take responsibility for your actions instead of blaming others for their reactions.

jacmac13
jacmac13

They have facilities he could have used. He also should have cleaned after himself.

jacmac13
jacmac13

Has there been pooping incidents afterwards?

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

He's a "Serial Pooper"! I am sorry, but it took me about ten minutes to stop laughing. I do feel for his kids though, having to live everyday know their father was caught doing this.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If he had only worn one of those bags they put on horses that pull the carriages in NYC he could have enjoyed a good bowel movement while continuing his run. He just wasn't thinking....

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"This notion that Tom is 'serial pooper' is unfounded and frankly it's disgusting and unfair," "It's really unfair to malign a guy who has had a great career". You talk to any of Tom's colleagues about his career and what he’s done for kids they’ll tell you that.""My kids are taking a beating," "They're being ostracized and teased. That's, by far, the worst part. "And you know how people like to Google their names? When they Google theirs, this will always come up." "I've been portrayed as a horrible, deranged person," "There is nothing you can say or do to change the people's minds."

Hmm...You got that right "Super Pooper"....Gee, a grown "man" making 147 k who yet still couldn't think of the broad negative ramifications and consequences prior to doing what he did? ..I would invite him over for a beer to discuss his side of the story ...but I don't think I would trust him on my own front lawn. This is THE guy who invented the saying "shit for brains" due to his own messed up actions and no one to blame but himself. But I have to ask --Does anyone know if he was on Doody when it happened ?....er.. ahem, on duty when it happened?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I believe he claims that he did clean up after the one admitted incident.

JBo
JBo

" You talk to any of Tom's colleagues about his career and what he’s done for kids they’ll tell you that."

I expect if you ask any of Tom's friends...they would say, "Tom...who?"

FuzzBall44
FuzzBall44

This guy is obviously a mental patient! What the hell is wrong with him? Why would he do this over and over? And his kids are being teased? It’s not their fault their dad is a fucking whack job. He should’ve thought about that as he was squatting. Maybe he’ll get a sweet deal from the makers of Depends!!

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston

Additional charges can be added as the facts come out.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

He should have been booked for every crime that fit (felonies) and let the DA plead it down later. But we now end up with a case of the cops defending themselves from this shithead who is now trying to become the victim.

K9ndn
K9ndn

Ok lololol so your defense is you were embarrassed by the cops? Dude kids can step in this and they do push-ups on the track for PE. If you had a poop shoot problem you could have walked or ran on a treadmill and Bobby a bathroom. Your a educated man so you got what you got bud.

artw44
artw44

Another ghetto lottery winner in the making! The usual response when someone has their fetish exposed, lash out about how unfair it is to expose you. Dude, you are the one who pooped on the track, if you didn't drop your pants and take a dump in public, non of this would have happened. Wonder if he will cash that million dollar check with a S**t eating grin?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Well aint this some shit.

JAFO13
JAFO13

He has stated that he doesn't give two shits about the money.

Rolo Tomasi
Rolo Tomasi

This story stinks to high heaven.

Jast
Jast

Well shit happens...but it’s all about location, location location....