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Upper Saddle River NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Upper Saddle River Police Officer KYLE ZYSKOWSKI (DOB: 04/16/1985; married) of Ramsey, New Jersey. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Upper Saddle River Police Department under the direction of Chief Patrick Rotella.
On April 4, 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Upper Saddle River Police Officer Kyle ZYSKOWSKI acted in a disorderly manner by brandishing his weapon while driving and acting erratically. An investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit and the Upper Saddle River Police Department Internal Affairs Unit confirmed that information, and relevant evidence that Officer ZYSKOWSKI hindered a potential internal affairs investigation by encouraging a witness to destroy evidence; that he revealed a resident’s domestic violence restraining order and other privileged information; and that he conspired to harass and intimidate a witness.
As a result of the investigation, ZYSKOWSKI was served with a Summons issued by the Bergen County Central Municipal Court on May 13, 2019 in Hackensack and charged with the following:
Hindering Apprehension Or Prosecution, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3a(3), a 3rd degree crime;
Witness Tampering, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5a, a 3rd degree crime;
Cyber Harassment, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4.1a, a 4th degree crime;
Disclosure of Domestic Violence Restraining Order, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:25-34, a 4th degree crime;
Harassment, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4a, a disorderly persons offense; and
Disorderly Conduct, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2a(2), a disorderly persons offense.
ZYSKOWSKI is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on May 29, 2019 at 8:30 A.M.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Upper Saddle River Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.