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Cops that tried to frame black man indicted in New Jersey

Marcus Jeter, innocent black man

Marcus Jeter, innocent black man

Marcus Jeter thought things were going to go bad and he would be murdered by police one fateful night in 2012.  He was violently assaulted by Bloomfield, N.J., police, after being accused of resisting arrest, and trying to take a police officer’s gun. The then-30-year-old Jeter was facing serious time in prison. But that was according to the police report. In fact, Jeter was the victim that night of cops gone wild and if it were not for a dashboard cam video, Jeter would be in prison.

It was a scary night for Jeter when was he pulled over by police, their blue lights flashing. Then, two cops one with a weapon drawn, the other brandishing a shotgun ran to his car.  They ordered him out of the car, and Jeter holds his hands up, and yet he is punched repeatedly in the face by one police officer who is trying to unfasten his seatbelt. Then another squad car crosses the median and hits Jeter’s stationary car. All of this was caught on police dashboard video. But when Jeter was charged by Essex County prosecutors this video was not given to them showing the events as they unfolded. Bloomfield police had attempted to hide the video. Fortunately for Jeter, the video surfaced and now he is a free man and three cops have been indicted.

Sean Courter

Sean Courter

Bloomfield cops Orlando Trinidad and Sean Courter have been charged with charged with official misconduct, tampering with public records, and false documents and false swearing, while  a third unidentified officer has been forced to retire. Trinidad is also being charged with aggravated assault for the brutal beat down he gave Jeter that night.

Orlando Trinidad

Orlando Trinidad

The mayor of Bloomfield, Michael Venezia, made the following statement on his Facebook page: “I am outraged by the police dashboard video and the fact that these charges were initially dismissed by our internal affairs division. This behavior is unacceptable. I have contacted the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to request an investigation of our police department’s internal affairs division.”


  1. DBB on February 26, 2014 at 11:50 am

    These cops are scum and they should go to prison the maximum number of years their victim would’ve gotten, at least. Hopefully they’ll look into all of their previous cases. Also I wish there was a better photo of Jeter that isn’t/doesn’t look at a mug shot since he’s the victim/innocent. If you can find one anyway.

  2. Arthur McDonald on March 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Justice is served, for now, at least..

    • cvr527 on March 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Justice will be served when these cops are convicted and in prison. Sentenced to the same length of time as any other citizen would be for the same crimes. Anything less than that is a miscarriage of justice.

  3. soisaid on March 5, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    thats what the eff they get and hopefully this is just the beginning of their punishment. they need to do a better check of who they let protect and serve in their departments

  4. Yolande Gibson Vicks on March 9, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Justice is still not served…The officer that was “forced to retire” got off easy. now he gets to vacation in Florida w/ no worries. they could’ve killed this man. smh

    • Angel Firststreet Campbell on March 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Exactly! He still gets his pension

  5. Jimmy L Aldrich on March 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    This is why pigs should also have body cameras on them, if not they will lie and protect each other. I hope they do jail time.

    • BobbyDP on January 4, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      And trust and believe, officers will claim that some body cameras malfunctioned or were broken during an altercation.