An officer from the Jersey Shore Police Department was arrested on Friday, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago.
Erich A. Bennett, 46, of Sea Bright, was arrested and charged with a second-degree pattern of official misconduct, two counts of second-degree official misconduct, two counts of third-degree computer theft, three counts of third-degree making terroristic threats, four counts of fourth-degree hindering apprehension, four counts of fourth-degree identity theft, and four counts of fourth-degree stalking.
According to the Prosecutor, the Officer and the Supposed Victim were in a brief relationship that ended in November.
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In December, he threatened her with bodily harm by unexpectedly visiting her home. After that, she put up surveillance cameras and electronically blocked him.
The investigation revealed that Bennett allegedly accessed the official law enforcement database at least 30 times from October to January to obtain personal information about the victim and those associated with her.
Bennett was apprehended and is now awaiting his detention trial in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. The court date for that case is set for February 6th.