- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Officials have suspended a Newark police officer for failing to document the stop of a 14-year-old which was caught on surveillance video.

Acting Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose says in addition to suspending Detective Wilberto Ruiz, other members of the city’s gang enforcement unit are being reassigned and investigated.

The juvenile and his mother told police he was roughed up during a stop at the intersection of 14th Street and 14th Avenue. The boy, Jamod Watkins, tells WABC-TV officers never identified themselves, slammed him to the ground and dislocated his shoulder while accusing him of being a gang member.

Ambrose says Ruiz, who has been with the department since March 2014, failed to document his actions until 24 hours after the incident.

The Essex County prosecutor’s office is now investigating.

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