William Regan, the police commissioner in South Hackensack NJ, was recently arrested and criminally charged in connection with suspected domestic violence.
According to law enforcement, Regan violently attacked his wife at the couple’s shared residence on Dyer Avenue in South Hackensack, NJ. The criminal complaint against Regan alleges that he grabbed his wife by the arms and pulled her to the floor. The victim reportedly sustained significant injuries to her arms and her knees because of Regan’s violent conduct.
Regan has been charged with simple assault with bodily injury. Simple assault is considered a disorderly persons offense, which means that Regan faces up to six months in the Bergen County Jail if convicted.
Regan is a 52-year-old resident of South Hackensack, New Jersey. He used to be the mayor of the township and he now serves as the South Hackensack police commissioner. He has been commissioner of the police force since January 2016. However, if he is convicted on the domestic violence assault charges, it is possible that he will lose his job.
Regan will need to appear in court on February 9, 2017 so that he can answer the criminal charges against him. That court hearing is slated for South Hackensack Municipal Court, but it is possible that the case will need to be transferred to a courtroom outside Bergen County, NJ.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Police Commissioner All Smiles After Domestic Violence Arrest.”