NJ police chief charged with harassing female co-worker
BERLIN, N.J. - January 4, 2013 (WPVI) -- The chief of the Berlin Township, NJ Police Department has been charged with harassing a female co-worker.
Joe Jackson, 45, of West Berlin, was charged Thursday with two counts of harassment and simple assault.
Prosecutors say on July 16, 2012 Jackson hugged the woman and lifted her off the ground, causing discomfort and annoyance.
They say this incident followed months of interactions with the woman in the workplace, from April 2010 to July 2012, that allegedly included touching, rubbing and hugs that continued even after the woman told Jackson his behavior made her uncomfortable.
Jackson has served as Berlin Township Police Chief since 2009. He was suspended back in September when the allegations first came to light.
The Camden County Prosecutors Office says the offenses with which he is charged are disorderly persons offenses and are not indictable.
new jersey, assault, sexual harassment, local/state
- 2 dead in Pennsauken doctor's office shooting ID'd 23 min ago
- Stormy to spectacular
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Get the new 6abc StormTracker app
- Paraplegic man castrated in SW Phila. attack
- Storms bring floods to the Jersey shore 36 min ago
- Video: Incredible footage of wrong-way bus crash
- Police: Girl used in theft at Phila. nail salon
- Tire dumping probe targets Wilmington shop
- Teacher charged again for indecent exposure
- Construction worker killed on way to job
- US: Unruly traveler had worked at State Department
- $325,000 Cash 5 ticket sold in Philadelphia
- Phillies activate Carlos Ruiz from disabled list
- 2 dead in Pennsauken doctor's office...
23 min ago
6abc.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos