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NJ Police Officer Arrested And Charged With Assault For Beating Black Teen

Joseph Reiman, a 31-year-old Carteret, New Jersey police officer has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting and injuring a Black teenager.

According to prosecutors, Officer Reiman was following the 16-year-old in his police cruiser last week when the teen’s vehicle crashed. After the car accident, Reiman allegedly kicked and hit the teen numerous times.

NBC News reported that the officer did not take the teen to the hospital or call for an ambulance following the encounter. Although Reiman’s body camera was not on during the incident, the dashboard camera on his patrol car captured footage of what took place.

The officer faces charges that include third-degree aggravated assault and second-degree official misconduct. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Meanwhile, Reiman is suspended without pay.

ABC News reported that the teen’s family, who posted images of his injuries on social media, plans on taking legal action.

“The conduct engaged in by this Officer Reiman far exceeded the force that was necessary to do anything, it’s our opinion that there was no force necessary,” the family’s lawyer told the outlet in a statement.

The teen has been released from the hospital.

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Carmen Upshur-Tucker June 20, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Was the young victim told WHY he was being followed? I hope his parents take that cop for ALL he is worth.

Bigwood May 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm

When people start picking the police off one by one and their families for their rogue and heathen ways I hope that lawyer keeps that same energy!! What makes Edomites think they can keep up their evil, Animalistic , barbaric, and vandal ways. I hope someone is just more successful and prepared next time they take them on at their station🤬

mike August 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm

We will come for you 1st Bigwood

Skinnymaine September 8, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Despite times for the pale males. They are dying off. Thats not me saying this. Its science and nature with the pale male race having a death rate that’s higher than their birth rate. Doesnt help that they are the most terroristic race of people with mass shootings and the meth opioid epidemic either. So they feel they have to kill unarmed black easy targets. Notice they don’t go after the warrior class blacks who stand up to white supremacist cancer dying whites.

Brotherap September 9, 2019 at 11:03 am

And then they will come again for yours, Mike. Back and forth it will go, and not just black against white, destruction but it appears white against white, as well. Because this is what these ignorant cowardly fools cause by fraudulently hiding behind the badge and falsely acting under the color of authority. It is the destruction of the SOCIAL CONTRACT that is at stake, something the police academies do not seem to value to teach police cadets. So once they graduate, people of color become their easily targeted enemy with easy access certainly because they assume that the SOCIAL CONTRACT is supposed to be in place to protect all, including themselves. Once it is broken and when it is gone, we all will come for each other including those unarmed innocent ones who become collateral damage once the sworn oath to protect and to serve everyone equally is rendered meaningless by these inexplicable excessive force actions, and thus, the end of the SOCIAL CONTRACT that binds all civilized societies together. That appears to be where we are headed, now only a few of us are mentally prepared and the only hope is the damn doesn’t burst all the way open.

RudebwoyA1 September 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm

See this why police get hell. Race soldiers coming back from wars and shit. Hiring dumb uneducated rednecks and uncle toms. The justice system period is a sham. Have of you numb ass people don’t even understand the constitution is made for whiteys. Fuck them fuck em all. Everyone wanna talk about what needs to be done. When actually you all gonna step up to these beasts. Talking about get everything he got man please no money can bring back the ones who died or the ones who get beat down for bullshit. Buss at my crew we buss back fuck that and yes I’ve been on two tours overseas my people come first

Grace September 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Rude. Yet white, male, Republicans fought to free slaves, many white men even died to end slavery. White men are just so evil.

Amir Aziz Black American Muslim September 9, 2019 at 7:10 pm

White ppl fought to keep slavery. The while damn thing was to save the union. Grace do your fuckin research.

Billy September 9, 2019 at 11:22 pm

Grace, those white Republicans became the white Democrats of today. So you failed on your attempted political point. Most of the racist southern Democrats eventually became present-day Republicans, thanks in large part to Democratic politicians such as LBJ and JFK supporting the civil rights movement. But the white people on the Union side weren’t really so much fighting to free the slaves anyway, although the Confederate army was fighting mainly to keep slavery. The Union was fighting to keep the country together as one.

steve September 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

Hey Bigwood, I read the news article and didn’t read any reason why Officer Joseph Reiman had to use excessive force upon an Unarmed person, whether the person is Black or White! Without reasoning for the purpose of Officer Joseph Reiman to follow the Teenager, on the surface it appears that the Officer was Profiling the teen! Yet I’m sure, given the time, the Officer and police department will come up with a viable explanation! Hate groups have found a way to get away with Assault and Murder upon People of Color with impunity by joining Law Enforcement! I’m sure that was the plan since Slavery was abolished! You sound like a person that would love to join them!!!!

Diane Taylor August 29, 2019 at 8:29 am

Okay you are right may God bless you and your family

Leatha September 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm

The other good fact is they suspended him WITHOUT PAY..YEAH he wasn’t rewarded thank goodness now off to jail with him.. Sorry pig

Benjamin Crews January 17, 2019 at 3:53 am

Rogue police who carry the mantle of generational racism expect Blacks to speak with respect to them. Blacks were once lynched for not saying yes sir or no sir . Law enforcement will need to remove this ilk from their ranks. This activity has already caused the deaths of police….Remember Baton Rouge and Dallas? This madness must stop!!!!

Leo Harris May 4, 2019 at 5:29 am

The charges must stick and a conviction is the only way justice will prevail

Kevin Carr May 7, 2019 at 8:46 am

Take his financial future and his family’s, they will learn..

Marti Wright-Mueller May 21, 2019 at 9:53 am

5/21/19. The young man was treated physically abusive. In the footage you see a grown officer beating him with his club. Full swing. Kid on ground. This is totally WRONG. This officer Should be suspended w/o pay. He should be prosecuted to fullest extent of the Law. Parents. Definitely sue. I hope we learn more details like why he was being pulled over and what caused him to crash. The Truth of the full Story must come out. Detonate Predjudice and White priveledge attitude being Exerted here.
A Senior widow white woman .

Nya N. May 22, 2019 at 11:29 am

This is child abuse. If a parent were to beat their 16 year old, CPS would remove the child and the parent would be charged. Police shouldn’t and thankfully in this case get a free pass to beat our children.

Alvin Hester May 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm

There will be no Justice until white people are dealt with in the same manner.

shawn gallagher May 27, 2019 at 7:13 am

There will be no justice until all people are dealt with in the same, far manner.

Janice May 23, 2019 at 12:20 am

Sue the tooth brush out of that motherfucker mouth take everything his ass have

Raj May 26, 2019 at 8:58 am

He will getaway with it..white cops always do

Benny Blanco January 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm

You gotta have hope & we need to keep the pressure on these abusive types of crackas. The world is watching.

Andre La Tour July 5, 2019 at 5:12 pm

The action is unbecoming of an officer and suspended without pay. That’s the punishment he’s getting now. Hopefully, I do mean it that way. This foul man is arrested and prosecuted and fired.

Make him a poster child of bad rouge cops. ”Look what can happen to you when you do dirt”. This man shouldn’t be able to get another job ever in any law enforcement. He should do jail time, and in civil court, after the city’s pays up he needs to pay up…

And be placed maybe on probation for 30 years to work with the prison population and teach them how not to get caught with rouge bad cops. On an educational programs.

Make him pay back his time to society by helping the same people he oppressed. Then maybe others like him would get it.

Javier Pacheco July 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Every day, some maladjusted racist, trigger-happy cop disgraces the uniform by their abusive power over the vulnerable. Every day that police precincts fail to weed out their mindless “rotten apples” the municipalities must face expensive lawsuits caused by these out-of-control KKK bigots masquerading as police officers. All over this nation, law enforcement needs to clean up its act if it ever expects to regain the community trust and respect.

F the cops July 8, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Imagine you’re in a car accident and instead of being taken to the hospital you’re beat up by the police. F the cops.

AnothaWildOutLaw August 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

A police officer might have beat him but it wasn’t the one in the pic posted. If this is fake news we need to stop crying wolf!!! Because this is why they get away with actual beatings and killings people stop believing what they read and it’s real sad when it’s the truth. You getting people mad for the wrong reasons. This will only get more of us killed for misinformation. Check sources before posting/reading things that are detrimental to people’s lives. Like I said he probably did get beat and that’s messed up but I know for a fact it wasn’t by the cop on the post..

Keith August 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

How do you know this for a fact? Share and show proof.

Lafie August 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

At this point, thank God for the dash cam. He needs to also be held accountable for every law he violated including not having the body cam going. The trauma that this young man has faced and will continue to go through because of this is incomprehensible.

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Matt August 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm

Whats with the Woody Harrelson photo? This is from the movie Rampart.

Roderick Barris September 1, 2019 at 5:12 am

The cops should go to jail, and fired with no retirement benefits what so ever. This is a shame for our Black people.

layla September 5, 2019 at 10:21 am

look i have most races in me , i have no race issues , this policeman was hired to protect and serve , not beat up a child , yes he is a child , you forget that part , legally this is a child he could have killed with such a battering look at his eyes , this mouse of a man beat up a child , he should go to prison for child abuse

Jenelle Peña September 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm

OMG there should be a CPS Report done by the parents to keep his parents out of jail in case for someone that does not know this situation turns in his parents his parents will have their ass’s Covered With Documentation that’s what I would do if it was me& of course take 100% Legal Actions cause this is so wrong & NOT acceptable on some many levels & this Child will need some intense Therapy & will be Probably Traumatized for Life So Get it All to the Parents Fights for your Childs Rights& PRAYERS For ALL OF YOU!! RESPECT FOR YOU BOY&YOUR PARENTS just know this boy not all police are like this& Justice Will Be Served! God Bless

Phyllis Morehouse September 6, 2019 at 1:34 am

This will only stop when we black, white, yellow, green, red, ect, join together to do what it takes to prosecute every dam one of the waste of skin sick pricks that disrespect their badges and the people that pay their salaries to the fullest extent of the law. They are our servants to ONLY protect and SERVE. ALL CITIZENS. ALL OF THE RACE BLAMING IS EXACTLY HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH THE ASSAULT BY THEM ON US. WE HAVE TO DO WHAT IT TAKES THE ONES THAT ARE SCARED TO JOIN IN NUMBERS STFU WE WILL NOT RAISE A HAND FIRE A WEAPON EVER HEARD OF CITIZENS ARREST THINK PEOPLE.

William Wilkins September 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

For starters the justice system was not instituted for people of color, when those crackers landed at Plymouth rock as they so called it.their intentions was to set up a fake ass régime to protect their cowardly asses from our native Americans brothers. Now that same system, still strands today. We as people that are not paled faced will never get justice, under this cracker ass,”and justice for all bullshit”.lastly the white boy is the largest criminal element in the USA but more people of color are in these cracker ass jails. Do the math.

John September 8, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Followed My Arse this was a high speed chase of a stolen car and the kid crashed it into a tree deploying the air bag. The kid fought the cop and the cop fought bag. Most of the face damage was done when he crashed the STOLEN CAR. By the way a jury found the cop not guilty.

Francina Johnson September 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

We are NOT our ancestors mlke, if l was to say something like this FB would block me but not you with your racist comment

LaTrenda September 9, 2019 at 6:20 am

John use your brain man!how the freak was he fighting the cop if he was ALREADY in handcuffs as the police stated… in the back of the police car,COME ON NOW FOLLOW ME….and handcuffed..AND..U STILL WITH ME…his superiors found that THE OFFICER..used unessesary FORCE…And not the officers camera caught the footage but the squad car’s did..And u still think this Arsehole was justified in doing this..hmmm wonder wat u would think if it was ur son or lov3d one about to die in the back of a police car by the hands of a racist lunatic!

Jeanie Columbo September 9, 2019 at 7:01 pm

This police officer needs to be fired, put on trial & do time for this. We need to revamp all law enforcement. There is a policemens’ creed!!
This is disgusting, this is wrong & this kind of behavior must stop!! I am so upset for this young man!!
‘Liberty for ALL! Malice toward NONE!’


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