New Jersey – A former New Jersey police officer was recently sentenced to more than 5 years in prison after it was discovered he was a disgrace to the badge, sadly, in more ways than one.
Former police officer Ruben McAusland is seen in the vidieo below slapping a suicidal patient back in March 18, 2018. The officer who took the video, Roger Then, has also pled guilty for his role in the hospital assault according to northjersey.com.
But wait, there’s more. This joke of a former officer also sold drugs he stole from crime scenes. That is what the FBI was initially investigating when this horrible video was discovered.
According to NorthJersey.com, McAusland gave the following excuse for his long list of disgraceful actions while he was a police officer at his sentencing hearing:
“I was afraid that people would say that I was a success, that I forgot where I came from,” McAusland said. “So I kept my friends.”
One of those friends made him a drug proposition, McAusland said.
“I just saw it as a shortcut,” the convicted cop said. “It started off as something really small and it snowballed into something else.”
What a joke. This guy was never meant to be a police officer. He was a thug that slipped through the cracks.
Apparently, there are a total of six (6) corrupt police officers from the Paterson Police Department that have been arrested as a result of this FBI investigation. How embarrassing.
To say these officers were a disgrace to the profession is an understatement.
Truthfully, I wish McAusland’s sentence was longer. The punishment for police officers like him should be doubled. Why? For starters, it’s on video. He did it. He’s guilty. Secondly, whether we like it or not, their actions reflect on the hundreds of thousands of officers that share their profession. Lastly, they betrayed the trust of the community they swore to protect. Their disgrace will linger for years and make policing more challenging for the good officers who do the job the right way, day in and day out.
I understand why some people don’t like the police. They see stories like this one and figure that’s how most police officers operate. It’s a lazy way of thinking, but it exists. In the comments of YouTube video you can see the comments, “All Pigs are dirty… Not one clean one in America, Not one!” Stories like this are what create radicals willing to kill and ambush police officers to “settle the score.”
And that ladies and gentleman is the very reason I started this website!!!
My number one goal has been to share an officer’s perspective and fight the false narratives that make the police profession more dangerous. False narratives and beliefs like ALL officers are dirty or corrupt, lead to tragedies like what took place in Dallas, Texas on July 7th, 2016. Or what transpired in Baton Rouge on July 17th, 2016. Ambushes carried out by radicals to settle the score.
I want to prevent such tragedies from happening again. But that won’t be achieved by simply beating the “look at things through the police officer’s eyes” drum and calling it a “win.” It also means calling out “officers” like Ruben McAusland.
So hear me when I say this.
Those “officers” in the video are scum. They do NOT represent 99.9% of police officers. Anyone who defends such actions by a police officer, isn’t a police officer, they are a criminal. Any police officer who acts like these “officers” from Paterson, New Jersey, deserve the harshest punishments allowed by law.
I don’t have any sympathy for these “officers.” I don’t care where they came from. I don’t care if they lived in a bad neighborhood or whatever their excuse may be. Once you join the blue family, you are on the right side of the law and it’s expected you stay that way. These are no “brothers in blue” of mine.
July 7th, 2016 was possibly the worst day of my life.
If something like that happens again, because of officers like these, it damn sure won’t be without me condemning their cowardly and corrupt actions with vigor and anger.
Prison is a good place for Ruben McAusland. I hope it’s a rough few years. The damage he and his corrupt colleagues have caused, will last far longer than their prison sentences.
For that, I will never forgive them.
Support the good. Honor the fallen. Condemn the corrupt.
– The Officer Next Door