Police Commissioner in South Hackensack Arrested for Domestic Violence Assault
The current police commissioner in South Hackensack faces domestic violence assault charges after he allegedly attacked his wife.
According to authorities, Regan attacked his wife at the couple’s Dyer Avenue home. Police officers who responded to the scene indicated that Regan grabbed his wife and threw her to the ground, causing her to sustain serious physical injuries to both her arms and her knees.
Regan was placed under arrest and charged with simple assault with bodily injury. Since simple assault is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, Regan could potentially be sentenced to as many as six months behind bars if he is ultimately convicted.
Regan is 52 years old and previously served as the mayor of South Hackensack, NJ. Since January 2016, Regan has been the police commissioner for the South Hackensack police force. The domestic violence allegations could put his current role in jeopardy.
Regan will get a chance to officially address the domestic violence assault allegations on February 9, when he is supposed to appear in court. However, the prosecutor is looking into getting the case transferred to a courtroom outside Bergen County in order to avoid a possible conflict.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Police Commissioner All Smiles After Domestic Violence Arrest.”