Authorities say a Jersey City police officer was driving more than twice the speed limit and ran a red light at the time of the March 2 collision that led to his eventual arrest and suspension from the force.
The information about the incident involving Lt. Raymond J. Mahan, 56, is found in a criminal complaint made available by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Mahan made his first court appearance on charges related to the collision last week.
The document says Mahan’s speed was assessed based on the crash scene investigation, surveillance video and witness interviews. It also says documentation from the police department shows the off-duty officer “was not authorized to be in possession of the vehicle at the time of the crash.” He also had a passenger in the car who refused medical attention, according to the police report.
The collision happened just before 4 a.m. at Kennedy Boulevard and Bartholdi Avenue, an area where the speed limit is 25 miles-per-hour.
A former Kinnelon man is on trial in Morristown for stabbing his mother’s boyfriend 17 times to
protect his mother and himself from the boyfriend’s aggression.
Francis S. Thomas, the man on trial, reportedly claimed that he grabbed a knife from the
mother’s boyfriend, Edward Mendy, after interrupting an argument between Mendy and Thomas’
mother, Mignone Njie. He stabbed Mendy 17 times with a six-inch kitchen knife to his neck,
shoulder, face, head, back and arm.
Thomas was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and other
assault and weapons charges in connection with the incident
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