Vineland Police Chief Rudy Beu is pictured above
A New Jersey police chief dealing with costs of insubordination over a number of accusations, together with providing an officer a promotion in alternate for intercourse along with his spouse and daughter, ought to be demoted, a listening to officer has decided.
Retired Choose Raymond A. Batten dominated that Vineland Police Chief Rudy Beu, 60, was responsible of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public worker and neglect of responsibility in addition to different costs.
Metropolis officers needed to droop the chief for 180 days with out pay in addition to demote him, pressofatlanticcity.com reported. However within the April 23 written choice, Batten really helpful that Beu be demoted to deputy chief.
Beu, who has served as chief since 2017, has been suspended with pay from the $154,734-a-year job since Feb. 26, 2020, pressofatlanticcity.com reported.
‘Suspension now for any time frame would obtain neither significant nor healing functions,’ Batten wrote in his suggestion.
60-year-old Rudy Beu has served as chief of the Vineland Police Division (pictured) since 2017
Vineland Police Chief Rudy Beu has denied the accusations towards him and claimed that the costs violated a 45-day statute of limitations imposed beneath New Jersey legislation
Batten discovered Beu responsible of selling his daughter to the Vineland police division’s Juvenile Division over one other officer who supervisors had decided wanted to be transferred from patrol for medical causes.
Beu additionally didn’t recuse himself from a transparent case of battle of curiosity in a self-discipline matter involving his grandchild’s father, who’s a Vineland police officer, pressofatlanticcity.com reported.
Probably the most severe accusation towards Beu got here from Vineland Sgt. Ronald DeMarchi who claimed that in April 2017 Beu promised him a promotion if Beu might have intercourse along with his spouse.
In response to DeMarchi, he and his spouse have been watching a Philadelphia Phillies baseball sport at McFadden’s Sports activities Bar simply exterior Residents Financial institution Park in Philadelphia. Beu additionally occurred to be there coincidentally.
Beu is accused of telling DeMarchi that he would promote him if Beu might go away the bar along with his spouse.
The officer mentioned Beu and one other high-ranking cop requested DeMarchi’s spouse what belongings her husband had that may assist him be promoted. At this level, Beu is alleged to have pointed up and down his spouse’s physique.
‘She felt very uncomfortable, and that’s when she walked away,’ DeMarchi mentioned.
A few days later, Beu is accused of creating an identical remark to DeMarchi, promising that he would promote him over one other officer who was in line for the place, the report mentioned.
In August, DeMarchi instructed the chief he did not suppose it was honest to supply a promotion when there have been no open positions obtainable.
‘I used to be about to go away, and he mentioned, ‘Properly if I might have your spouse’,’ DeMarchi mentioned.
‘As I am going out the door, he says ‘How about your daughter?’ and he begins laughing.’
DeMarchi mentioned that he started strolling towards his truck which was parked exterior of the division.
DeMarchi’s son, an adolescent, and his daughter, who was beneath 13 years outdated on the time, have been ready for him within the truck. The chief was accused of following DeMarchi to his truck and yelling to his kids that he was going to advertise their father.
In April 2017, Beu allegedly provided certainly one of his subordinates a promotion provided that he would have intercourse along with his spouse and underage daughter. The remark was made at McFadden’s Sports activities Bar in Philadelphia (pictured within the above inventory picture)
The listening to officer additionally discovered that Beu refused to show over a minimum of 19 inside affairs recordsdata that metropolis attorneys requested.
‘Beu readily rises to the extent of failure to carry out duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public worker, neglect of responsibility, and different enough trigger, all as contemplated by (state legislation),’ Batten wrote in his choice.
‘An auspicious document,’ Batten added. ‘Demotion of Chief Beu to Deputy Chief is each well-measured and warranted.’
Beu denied the accusations towards him and claimed that the costs violated a 45-day statute of limitations imposed beneath New Jersey legislation, nj.com reported.
Beu filed a federal defamation lawsuit final 12 months claiming metropolis leaders, law enforcement officials and union officers conspired to pressure him out of his job due to his efforts to show corruption throughout the police division.
In March, a decide dismissed the conspiracy and whistleblower elements of Beu’s lawsuit however left in his allegations of defamation, nj.com reported.