New Jersey corrections officers charged in connection with suicides

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Friday, September 15, 2017

BRIDGETON, N.J -- Three corrections officers at a New Jersey jail are facing charges stemming from the suicides of two inmates.

Thirty-one-year-old Tabatha Roman is charged with endangering another person. Authorities have also charged 27-year-old Nicolas Gomez and 40-year-old Justin Cimino with tampering with public records.

All three work at the Cumberland County Jail in Bridgeton.

Prosecutors said Roman created a "substantial risk of death" in connection with the hanging death of a 21-year-old inmate in February. Prosecutors said Gomez and Cimino falsified forms in the hanging death of another inmate.

An attorney representing Cimino and Roman said the charges have no merit. The union representing the officers said it stands by them and asked for patience until the facts come out.

All three have been suspended without pay.


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