Category: Local

Essex jail guards beat inmate

Three Essex County correctional officers and one sergeant have been charged with conspiring to violate a pretrial detainee’s civil rights. Officers Angel Chaparro, 38, Damion James, 40, and Luis Ortiz, 29, and Sgt. Herman Pride, 51, are each charged by…

Bergen man filed 18 fake tax returns

A Bergen County man today admitted filing 18 fraudulent tax returns in victims’ names to obtain tax refunds to which he was not entitled. Emmanuel A. Barrientos-Fermin, 33, of Tenafly, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge…