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Internal Affairs Complaint - Neptune Police

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October 16, 2012 Internal Affairs Unit Neptune Township Police Department 25 Neptune Blvd. Neptune, NJ 07753 (via e-mail only to radams@neptunetownship.org) RE: Patrolman Leslie Borges Dear Sir or Madam: I chair the New Jersey Libertarian Party\'s Police Accountability Project and ask that you accept this letter as an Internal Affairs complaint. We would like your agency to investigate whether Patrolman Leslie Borges and other personnel employed by your agency acted in accordance with department policy and the law regarding their January 19, 2010 warrantless entry into James M. Height’s residence. According to the Appellate Division\'s decision in State v. James M. Height, Docket No. A-0024-11T2), Patrolman Borges entered a residence, without a warrant and with his service revolver drawn, when “there was no objectively reasonable basis for [him] to enter the apartment under the community caretaking exception to the warrant requirement.” His illegal entry into the apartment resulted in the Appellate Division suppressing the fruits of his search and will almost certainly result in Height’s acquittal and possibly expose the Township of Neptune to a civil suit. In addition to determining whether rules or laws may have been violated, we ask that you determine if there were training and policy failures within your agency as they relate to this incident. Please acknowledge your receipt of this complaint, investigate and notify us of the outcome. Sincerely, John Paff, Chairman New Jersey Libertarian Party Police Accountability Project P.O. Box 5424 Somerset, NJ 08875-5424 Phone: 732-873-1251 - Fax: 908-325-0129 Email: paff@pobox.com




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