Off-Duty Officer Beaten And Robbed At Scene Of Car Crash

The Newark police said an off-duty officer was attacked and robbed on Monday night.

Newark, NJ – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding the people who attacked an off-duty police officer after he was involved in a car crash on Monday night in Newark.

Police said the Newark police officer was driving his own vehicle when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle near the intersection of Bloomfield and Mount Prospect avenues at about 11:05 pm on May 7, according to U.S. News and World Report.

RLS Media reported that the officer exited his vehicle when he saw a person on the ground

The 30-year-old officer told investigators that as he approached, he was attacked by multiple people, and robbed of his cell phone, USA Today reported in their North Jersey edition.

The officer identified himself to his attackers as a Newark police officer, but that didn’t stop the assault.

The attackers and the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene of the crash on foot, U.S. News and World Report reported.

The injured off-duty officer was transported to University Hospital, and treated for his injuries, NJ.com reported.

Police have not released the name of the injured officer. They have released that the officer's injuries were minor in nature.

Police said an investigation into the assault and robbery is ongoing, according to USA Today.

No description have been released for the suspects.

The Newark police have asked for the public’s assistance in learning more about what happened to the officer, and identifying his attackers. Anyone with information is asked to call the department's 24-hour tip line at 1-877-695-8477 or 1-877-695-486.

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Resa
Resa

Hope these POS are CAUGHT and BEAT within an inch of their lives.

MomaL
MomaL

Once the perpetrators are found and arrested, they need to be incarcerated, for the rest of their nasty, unnatural lives. Violence is running amok, all over the world. Every nation on this planet is being victimized by those so-called humans who think they can just commit any atrocity, whenever they choose, no matter who is their intended victim. If it were not for the men and women, who are members of the world's law enforcement community, all the rest of us could just bend over and kiss our sweet posteriors " good bye ".

MomaL
MomaL

My heart and hand is out to all who serve our nation, by upholding the laws which makes our civilization stay safe. Every, single, day they go out to keep us safe, knowing, full well, they are in the front lines, against the evil that some humans cause the rest of us. God bless all our police men and women, whatever their tasks may be.

John-Brown
John-Brown

I'm sure they can start the description as a group of #1 males.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I lived not to far from that area when I was a kid. Even then you had to be careful with certain people, if you know what I mean.

RJN1963
RJN1963

THIS is another reason why ALL police should have dash cams. It would have captured this incident.

John-Brown
John-Brown

I'm sorry, but did you even read the article? The officer was off duty and was in his personal vehicle.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Good thing he didn't have his gun on him, or he would probably be dead now. Depending on how it went down, this attack might qualify as an ambush.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

I hope that the justice system that babied these horrible people are given same treatment

dsmarine
dsmarine

Was this off duty officer not armed? What did he expect after he identified as LEO? I recently helped a local Sherrif's Deputy pick a concealed carry firearm because he was seeing perps he arrested while in Walmart with his family. This old Marine tuned him in. Very nice young man. Did it right in my shop/laser range. My mail box had been vandalized. Helping him was worth my buying a new mail box!

BS162
BS162

I’m VERY glad to read the officer will be ok!

I live near Newark. For those who are unaware, Newark is an extremely dangerous city. Bars on windows, gates, and most do not go out after sunset.

The animals whom attacked the officer...

The current climate
of demonizing law enforcement is embarrassing. Our PC leaders reducing sentences, patrolling, and removing death penalty statutes for those whomever attack or kill ANY law enforcement officer DOES NOT equate a deterrent for these animals. Let alone the ambush attack on this officer, once identified as a law enforcement officer a KNOWN sentence of death with conviction should be a deterrent.

Most of the news media provides for headline half stories, and partial truths. HEADLINE tags in the news are too sensational and provide fifteen minutes of fame that is NOT deserving of these individuals. Unfortunately our society believes entirely too much of what is broadcast and does not objectively view nor seek additional information from alternative sources.

Should we begin taking offense (like most others today) to the capacity of our current society and justice system defending the actions of these cretins? “Defending”... providing a public defender to these animals (non domesticated, devoid of basic human attributes, proving animalistic behavior) ... three or more previous convictions, you are on your own!

These individuals are rabid animals, they belong behind bars, and given the legal opportunity, do us a favor as we would with an animal that attacks another, PUT THESE INDIVIDUALS DOWN!!!

Enough with the liberal BS and providing opportunities beyond comprehension of the contributing law abiding community/citizens.

FSchloss
FSchloss

This is why God invented off-duty firearms, training with them, and being willing to use them if necessary. As a firearms instructor, always amazed me how many officers declined to carry off duty unless they were required to do so, and how many have no clue how to train with or maintain their stuff.

Saints
Saints

This criminals should turn them selves in... NOTHING will happen to them... am sure they have mental health problems... their lawyer will turn it into a multi million dollar settlement.....

Joba
Joba

😔