NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY.COM) - Two Jersey City cops face charges over an altercation with a pizza shop worker. Part of the incident was caught on video.
Police Officer Rodney Clark and Police Officer Courtney Solomon were on duty and in uniform on Tuesday when they went to a Domino's on Communipaw Avenue to complain about a pizza that was never delivered.
The officers threatened, grabbed, and dragged the store manager, according to people in the store. Video from RealJerseyCity.com shows the cops and the manager locked in a struggle.
The manager can be heard demanding one officer to "Remove your hands, sir." An officer is heard saying, "I'm trying to have a conversation with you."
The manager reportedly said the officers pulled him out of the kitchen after cursing out a delivery man in the parking lot.
After a preliminary investigation, the Jersey City Police Department suspended Clark and Solomon without pay, according to the county prosecutor. Authorities charged them with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and harassment.
"The Prosecutor's Office will fully investigate the allegations against these officers and prosecute in accordance with the law to ensure that justice is served," Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement. "Officers who abuse their power and break the law must be held accountable for their actions."