JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Jersey City cop has been arrested and is facing losing his job after falsifying police reports after he was involved in an on-duty motor vehicle crash.
Police said, on Friday Officer Joseph Ross, 36, was arrested on charges relating to a falsified police report he submitted while on duty. Ross was charged with one count of False Reporting to a Law Enforcement Officer in violation. a crime of the fourth degree.
“He was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons pending his first court appearance on Wednesday, June 1, 2022,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.
According to Suarez, an investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Unit and the Jersey City Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit determined Ross was involved in a motor vehicle collision in his marked police car on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
Ross later reported the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run crash at a different location.