$1.7M Jury Award For Whistleblowing Morristown Cop. Exposing Misconduct.

$1.7M Jury Award For Whistleblowing Morristown Cop

May 31, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A jury has awarded a Morristown police officer $1.7 million in damages after they found the department retaliated against him after he whistleblew on the police chief.

Officer Keith Hudson filed a complaint in 2014 alleging that Chief Peter Demnitz worked for various local companies while clocked in for work at the Morristown police department. The jury found that after his complaint, Hudson was demoted out of the detective bureau and took a pay cut.

On Wednesday, the jury awarded Hudson $10,000 in damages for emotional distress, nearly $200,000 in backpay, and $1.5 million in punitive damages, the Daily Record reported.

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