Samuel Torres

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Service Record

Jersey City New Jersey Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2005 - November 18, 2020[1]
Salary $106,909 (2018)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

1999 Assault Arrest

Response Timeline

In 1999, Torres was arrested for simple assault.[1]

2002 DUI Arrest

Response Timeline

In 2002, Torres was arrested for driving under the influence.[1]

2015 Domestic Violence Arrest

Response Timeline

In 2015, Torres was arrested for simple assault (domestic violence).[1]

Torres was not disciplined for this incident.[1]

2017 Excessive Force

On March 20, 2017, Torres ordered a man to get up from a bench in a holding cell. When the man failed to comply, Torres pulled him from the bench to the floor. At the time of the order, the man was handcuffed to the bench.[1]

Response Timeline

Torres was suspended for two days.[1]

2017 Domestic Violence

On May 16, 2017, Torres grabbed his wife by the neck during an argument.[1]

Response Timeline

Torres was arrested for aggravated assault (domestic violence).[1]

Torres was suspended for 13 days.[1]

On October 11, 2017, a psychologist determined that Torres was fit for duty.[1]

2017 Road Rage

On November 20, 2017, Torres was involved in a road rage incident, during which he used profane language and unnecessary force. Torres was heard using "harsh, violent, and profane language" on a 911 call.[1]

Torres improperly issued a summons to the other person, when the incident did not occur in Torres' jurisdiction.[1]

Parts of the incident were captured by audio and video recordings and by 911 recordings.[1]

Response Timeline

Torres was suspended for 20 days.[1]

2019 Domestic Violence Arrest

On May 24, 2019, Torres was involved in a domestic violence incident with his wife where he "charged and 'tackled' [his wife] to the ground", and threw "a television remote control and striking [his wife] in the back", both of which caused injuries.[1]

Response Timeline

On May 25, 2019, Torres was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and simple assault. This was Torres' third arrest for domestic violence.[1]

Torres was suspended for one month.[1]

On December 3, 2019, the criminal charges were dismissed.[1]

On February 27, 2020, a psychologist determined that Torres was "not fit for duty with little chance of recovery".[1]

On June 8, 2020, Torres was suspended with pay.[1]

On November 18, 2020, Torres was fired for violating department rules on assault, conduct, obedience to laws, conduct unbecoming a public employee, incompetency, and inability to perform duties.[1]

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