October 28, 2012 Update: The domestic violence case was dismissed in 2008 after both sides agreed to drop the charges they filed against each other. The following prepared statement was released to CNBNews today by Freeholder Cappelli...
"It is unfortunate and inaccurate and misleading reports relating to my contentious divorce proceedings have become campaign fodder. In the summer of 2008, my estranged wife filed a disorderly persons complaint against me and I likewise filed a complaint against her with the Sea Isle City Police Department. The charges were dismissed in open court before Superior Court Judge Kryan Connor. No assault by me occurred. My estranged wife testified under oath that “ it was my lashing out that caused the argument” and that she asked for a dismissal of the charges freely and voluntarily. At that time, I also dismissed my charges against her."
“Unfortunately, the divorce proceedings have continued and are continuing. I am certain that in those proceedings, the baseless allegations, will likewise be dismissed.”
(cnbnews.net Oct. 27, 2011)The Camden County Republicans will be holding a press conference today at noon to discuss the alleged domestic violence charges filed against Camden County Freeholder Lou Cappelli Jr.
More information coming as soon as it is available.
Cappelli, center, visited Gloucester City Day held earlier this month. He is pictured with Gloucester City Councilman Jay Brophy (left) and Camden County Sheriff Bill Billingham. Cappelli, the director of the Democrat controlled Freeholder Board, has been a strong advocate of the proposed Camden County Police Force.