Six Members Of The Hackensack Police Narcotics Officers Suspended

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The entire unit of the Hackensack Police Narcotics Division, which included 6 members, has been suspended.

The members, including the unit commander, the second-in-command, two detectives and two patrol officers, were suspended amid an administrative investigation.

The news was confirmed by multiple law enforcement sources.

Capt. Francesco Aquila, who is the officer in charge of the department, confirmed early Tuesday evening, “The officers were suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.” Aquila refused further comment on the issue.

The investigation was being carried out in conjunction with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to guidelines given by the state Attorney General, at least one officer must remain in the division now that the others have been suspended.

Lt. Michael Antista was appointed by Aquila.

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