Eight Arrested in Hackensack after Bar Fight Spills into the Street

By Travis Tormey posted in Assault and Threat Crimes on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Eight people were arrested over the weekend after a bar fight erupted at General Poor’s Tavern and spilled into the street. According to the Northjersey.com article,

“Officers from 10 police agencies responded to several emergency calls from General Poor’s Tavern at about 1:30 a.m. reporting a large group fighting inside the bar and using broken bottles as weapons, said Hackensack Police Lt. Brian Corcoran. The fight spilled out onto the street and was broken up within 15 minutes of police arriving, he said.”

The cause of the fight was unknown. Officers from the Hackensack Police Department were assisted by officers from the Bergen County Police, New Jersey State Police, Teaneck, Maywood, South Hackensack, Paramus, Leonia, and Bergenfield. For additional information, see the Northjersey.com article entitled “Eight charged in Hackensack bar fight at General Poor’s Tavern”.

The defendants will be charged based on the extent of the injuries to anyone involved. They can be charged with disorderly conduct, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2a, a petty disorderly persons offense punishable by up to ninety (90) days in the county jail. They could also be charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense, punishable by up to six (6) months in the county jail. Finally, if the injuries are more severe or they determine that a weapon was involved (like a broken bottle) they could be charged with second degree or third degree aggravated assault, both indictable (felony level charges), punishable by ten (10) years and five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison, respectively.


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