Video Shows New Jersey Cops Attacking Man With Large Blue Dildo

Lt. Thomas Murphy and Det. Sgt. Andrew Huber can be seen assaulting a man with the sex toy in a recently-released video. The bizarre incident is one of many detailed in a lawsuit that calls the Mountainside Police Department of New Jersey a hostile work environment.

A video posted to YouTube shows a bizarre altercation in which an unidentified civilian is bludgeoned with a large blue dildo by New Jersey police officers. The incident is one of many strange and horrifying situations detailed in a lawsuit against Mountainside police officers.

The video, obtained by NJ Advance Media and shared by NJ.com, was taken inside the Mountainside police office. In it, Lt. Thomas Murphy and Det. Sgt. Andrew Huber are seen raucously smacking an unidentified male with a dildo nicknamed "Big Blue."

In a 46-page lawsuit, five officers, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas Norton, Jeffrey Stinner, and James Urban, and one borough employee, Amy Colineri, claim that the Mountainside Police Department was a hostile work environment with sexual connotations, according to MyCentralJersey.com, a New Jersey-based USA Today affiliate.

The suit includes a wide range of accusations, including allegations about homophobic jokes and pranks, nepotism in the department's hiring practices, the prevalence of lewd sexual comments towards female officers, inappropriate use of firearms, overtly racist comments, and salary double-dipping, according to NJ.com.

The various jokes, comments, and pranks that cops in the department allegedly carried out include a situation in which Huber put his testicles on the drinks and food of other officers. Huber also allegedly attacked other officers with feces. Meanwhile, Murphy was caught on video using the N-word on at least one occasion.

Huber, who also served as the local school's resource officer and youth athletics coach, allegedly had his schedule changed so that he could collect pay from both the school and the police department at the same time.

Another alleged incident involved Huber and Murphy making a false distress call to a neighboring department and then stealing that unit's police car while the officers were distracted.

The borough has hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney William Maderer to investigate the claims as a response to the suit, according to a public statement. The Union County Prosecutor's Office is also investigating the claims. Huber and Murphy have been put on paid administrative leave. 

Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli says he will not interfere with the proceedings.

"I have no 'special relationship' with Officer Huber or Officer Murphy which would cause me to in any way hinder any investigations of internal affairs complaints or which would cause me take any steps to make sure that such complaints were not effectively or appropriately addressed," Mirabelli said in a statement.

Earlier, during a January 17, 2017 city council meeting, Mirabelli attempted to squash criticism of his police department.

"I don't want to see your alleged evidence," he told Joshua McMahon, an attorney bringing a complaint about the "pervasive and systemic problems" of the police department. Mirabelli said the meeting was "not the appropriate forum" to discuss the complaint, video of the meeting posted to YouTube shows.

[Photo: Screenshot via YouTube]

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