Two New Jersey State Police Detectives have agreed to forfeit their jobs to resolve charges they falsified reports about a fight in a South Jersey bar.

The two detectives - a married couple - were involved in a controversy that centered around events at a North Wildwood bar.

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According to Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew Bruck, the forfeiture of jobs had to do with falsified reports about an altercation that happened at in February of 2020.

Detective Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Ogden, 52, and Detective Sgt. Dorothy Ogden, 46, both of Hammonton, agreed to give up their jobs and will be barred from holding public office in New Jersey, or working for the State in the future. According to Bruck, "the couple also waived indictment and agreed to be charged by accusation with fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records."

Bruck says that this is what happened in early 2020:

"The Ogdens were at the Exit 6 Bar in North Wildwood when they were involved in a physical altercation with other patrons, during which Gregory was struck in the head with a bottle. The incident resulted in the North Wildwood Police Department responding to an aggravated assault complaint. The couple failed to immediately notify their chain of command in the New Jersey State Police as required. Instead, they waited two days and then allegedly submitted official New Jersey State Police Special Reports, dated Feb. 24, 2020, that falsely described what had occurred, particularly their conduct during the incident, as revealed by video footage and other evidence."

SOURCE: New Jersey State Attorney General's Office.

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