Multiple sources are reporting that earlier today, in uniform and in public, two BPD officers were involved in a physical dispute that landed one in the ER. Sources and witnesses from the scene are reporting that two officers were involved in a verbal altercation that nearly turned deadly when one officer got into his police car and ran the other one over.
Bayonne Local has obtained an anonymous description of the police report. Details in the report are sketchy at best, but that is expected since a Police Captain is involved in an alleged assault of his subordinate:
At about 9:15AM, by the Turnpike Extension construction, on-duty Police Captain Anthony Larino was in a verbal altercation with an unnamed officer working off duty. Details of the altercation are minimal at this time, but at some point officer Larino’s unmarked police car ended up running over the unnamed officer. The officer was dragged for about 15 feet, according to witnesses, it appeared to be done deliberately. The car is a brown unmarked Buick police car that can usually be seen parked outside Larino’s business, Vital Signs.
Larino was recently suspended for allegedly assaulting a Bayonne resident in his father-in-law’s place of business, Russell Auto Body.
Bayonne Local is on the scene and will keep you posted with details and statements as they emerge. No information is being released from the hospital at this time, but one officer has been admitted to the ER.