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Veteran police officer facing computer crime charge

April 1, 2019

LONG BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime southern New Jersey police officer stands accused of accessing information from a secure departmental computer for personal reasons.

Ocean County prosecutors say Gerard Traynor, a sergeant with the Long Beach Township force who also is a practicing attorney, faces two counts of computer criminal activity. He was suspended from the force following his arrest Monday, and it wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney.

Traynor has served with the Long Beach police department for 24 years.

Authorities disclosed few details about the allegations against Traynor, saying only that the charges resulted from an extensive investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit in the prosecutor’s office.