EXCLUSIVE: Six Hackensack Police Narcotics Officers Suspended

05/09/2017 Jerry DeMarco

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Six members of the Hackensack Police Narcotics Division — essentially the entire unit — have been suspended, Daily Voice has learned.

Suspended amid an administrative investigation were the unit commander, the second-in-command and two detectives and two patrol officers, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed.

“The officers were suspended pending the outcome of an investigation,” Capt. Francesco Aquila confirmed early Tuesday evening.

Aquila, who is the officer in charge of the department, refused further comment.

The investigation was being conducted in conjunction with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, a law enforcement source told Daily Voice.

Under state Attorney General guidelines, at least one officer must remain in the division now that the others have been suspended.

Aquila appointed Lt. Michael Antista.




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