A Jersey City police officer has been arrested on charges stemming from an August incident where he chased a suspect and ran him over twice.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that Sgt. John Ransom was charged with assault by auto causing serious bodily injury, reported North Jersey.com.
On Aug. 6, Ransom and other officers attempted to stop Shiron Cooper for a possible drug offense, but he fled the scene.
Cooper ran into Audubon Park, where he was chased by Ransom in his patrol car, authorities said. Ransom then hit Cooper twice with his car.
The incident was caught on surveillance cameras according to authorities, but it has not been released to the public.
North Jersey.com reported Cooper survived the incident and suffered a fracture to his face along with cuts to his body and head. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and was sentenced to two years of probation in September.
“Officers who abuse their power and break the law will be held accountable for their actions,” said Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez in the statement. “The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor will continue to vigorously investigate and root out police misconduct and wrongdoing.”