Police Captain Demoted For Leaving Scene Of Shooting Involving Officer

Photo: Marshawn Love (Facebook)

A hearing officer upheld the demotion of an Asbury Park (NJ) police captain who left an active crime scene involving a Neptune police sergeant who had shot and killed his former wife in front of their young daughter.

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Captain Marshawn Love has acknowledged leaving the scene of former Neptune police Sgt. Philip Seidle’s shooting of his ex-wife, but contends he wasn’t the commanding officer at the scene and that he was directed to bring the couple’s 7-year-old daughter to police headquarters.

Asbury Park city manager Michael Capabianco on Friday upheld charges of incompetency, neglect of duty and three other allegations against the 21-year police veteran, agreeing with acting police chief Anthony Salerno’s recommendation to demote him to sergeant, said Love’s attorney, Richard Incremona.

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