Detective indicted, accused of illegally putting GPS on suspect’s car

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A grand jury on Monday indicted a suspended Essex County detective on an official misconduct charge on accusations heinstalled a GPS on a suspect’s car without a warrant, the state Attorney General’s Office announced. Timothy Kealy, 27, of Bloomfield, was initially charged with hindering apprehension and tampering with public records in the case, both third-degree crimes. Official misconduct is a second-degree crime. The attorney general’s office alleges Kealy, while assigned to the Essex County Narcotics Task Force, bought and installed a GPS tracker and put it on a civilian suspect’s vehicle…

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