The news is out: [A New Jersey police officer is facing charges after sending explicit texts to an 18-year-old woman he had arrested, according to prosecutors.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday that Damien Broschart, 29, is being charged with cyber harassment. Broschart is an officer with the Neptune City Police Department who has been suspended from his role without pay.
The police department launched an investigation into Broschart’s conduct after the woman revealed he texted her hours after her arrest. The woman was arrested earlier this month. Upon her process and release, Broschart drove her back to her car and turned off his body cam equipment, according to the prosecutor’s office. He then asked the woman for her phone number.
Broschart sent the woman text messages calling her “cute” and saying he’d like to pay her back, prosecutors say. After the first round of messages, Broschart’s texts became sexually explicit, with the New Jersey officer offering to meet with the woman at her home after his shift.
The woman blocked his number, but Broschart began to repeatedly call her from his office at the police department.]
That’s what these public servants do.