by William E. Cleary Sr.
DIBUONAVENTURA NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS! —The jury in the trial of Washington Township Police Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts earlier this morning. Officer DiBuonaventura was charged with 14 criminal counts including official misconduct and falsifying public records in his July 31, 2012 arrest of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty for allegedly driving while intoxicated. The trial began four weeks ago.
According to the South Jersey Times:
The prosecution argued that DiBuonaventura lied about why he stopped Moriarty at the Chick-Fil-A on Route 42, after he wrote a police report that he was on patrol going north on Route 42 when Moriarty's vehicle moved from the left lane to the right lane and "cut [DiBuonaventura] off" about 30 feet before the Greentree Road jug handle on Route 42.
The South Jersey Times has more on the story here