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No criminal charges against Woodbury Heights police officer

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On March 12, 2009, Lucas K. Murray of the Gloucester County Times wrote "Pair of officers brawl at bar" regarding a bar-fight between Woodbury Heights Officer Joshua Moline and Logan Officer Stanley Kemp. (text of article below) On April 22, 2009, I followed up with the Gloucester County Prosecutor on whether or not criminal charges were filed. The response indicated that no criminal charges will be filed, but that Kemp was advised that he could pursue a disorderly persons complaint in municipal court if he wanted to. John Paff ----- Thursday, March 12, 2009 By Lucas K. Murray lmurray@sjnewsco.com WOODBURY The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Wednesday an investigation into an incident at a local bar in which a police officer struck another police officer is ongoing. Sources told the Times Woodbury Heights Ptl. Joshua Moline was involved in a fight with Logan Township Ptl. Stanley Kemp Jr. just before 1 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Hollywood Cafe and Sports Bar on Mantua Pike. Kemp was struck with a beer bottle during the brawl and had to be taken to the hospital, sources said. What precipitated the incident is not clear. Charges have not been filed against Moline. He is currently suspended with pay pending the conclusion of the prosecutor's investigation. Logan Police Chief James Schmidt referred all questions concerning the matter to the prosecutor, but did note that Ptl. Kemp had not missed any work time. Moline, 28, served in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Gateway Regional High School in 2000. During his time overseas, Moline served in Iraq and Liberia. Kemp has served as a police officer in Logan since 2004.




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