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EDISON – Deputy Chief of Police, Ronald Mieczkowski, resigned after being accused by the Middlesex County Attorney for making a false statement in connection with an investigation.

Mieczkowski, 61, who resigned at the end of last week after being appointed deputy chief in 2016, was indicted on 19 June. He is scheduled to appear for the first time in the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. at 9 am on July 11th.

The complaint, filed by Detective Joseph Chessari of the Middlesex County Attorney's Office, alleged on January 15 that Mieczkowski had provided an affidavit to members of the Middlesex County Attorney's Office.

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Deputy Chief Edison, Ronald Mieczkowski (Photo: File)

According to the complaint, Mieczkowski told Middlesex County prosecutor's office investigators in an affidavit that he had "had only two phone conversations with a target in another case", while 39, in fact, the cellular phone records indicated that there had been more than 30 telephone calls made between people, which was the subject of an investigation by the Edison Police Department. "

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The complaint also alleges that, although Mieczkowski stated that the conversations were "of a minimal nature and did not concern the case against said target", one of the calls lasted up to 50 minutes.

The complaint did not reveal the nature of the investigation of the Edison Police Department.

State records show that Mieczkowski has been enrolled in the state police and fire department retreat system since March 1, 1985, and earns an annual salary of $ 200,940, according to the records of the state. 39; State.

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Mayor Thomas Lankey declined to comment on the staff issue. Chief of Police Thomas Bryan asked questions at the Middlesex County Attorney's Office.

Mieczkowski is the eighth policeman in the municipality to face charges of corruption over the past two years.

Susan Rent covers Middlesex County in the United States. TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Contact her at 732-565-7243 or at sloyer@gannettnj.com.

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