Berlin Twp. Police Chief Charged With Harassment

Berlin Township police chief Joe Jackson is accused of harassing a civilian female employee in the department.

By Fred Vito
|  Saturday, Jan 5, 2013  |  Updated 8:26 AM EDT
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Berlin Twp. Police Chief Charged With Harassment

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Joseph Jackson being sworn in as police chief.

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The Berlin Township police chief has been charged with harassing a female employee, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

Forty-five-year-old Joe Jackson is facing two counts of harassment and simple assault.

Prosecutors say on July 16, 2012, Jackson "hugged the female employee and lifted her off the ground, causing discomfort and annoyance." Authorities say this incident capped off years of interactions that include "touching, rubbing and hugs that continued even after she indicated this behavior made her uncomfortable."

Jackson was named police chief in 2009. He's been suspended since the allegations were brought against him in September.

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