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Camden County police officer charged with punching unarmed suspect

November 9, 2018

By Staff

A Camden County police officer captured on video apparently punching an unarmed suspect earlier this year on the streets of Camden has been charged with assault and trying to cover up the beating, authorities said Friday.

Nicholas Romantino, 25, of Egg Harbor Township, was charged in a two-count indictment, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. He is charged with violating the civil rights of  Edward Minguela of Camden during an incident on February 22, 2018.

6ABC Camden County Police Officer Nicholas Romantino (center), 25, of Egg Harbor, was released on a $50,00 bond after a grand jury charged him with punching an unarmed suspect in the head.

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