A sergeant at the Atlantic County Justice Facility finds himself on the wrong side of the law after being charged in connection to an incident inside the prison this past summer.

Charges Filed

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says 37-year-old Fred Gilbert of Egg Harbor City is facing the following charges:

  • Second-degree official misconduct
  • Third-degree witness tampering
  • 2 counts of fourth-degree false reporting to law enforcement authorities
  • Fourth-degree obstruction
  • Fourth-degree tampering with physical evidence

Incident Inside the Prison

According to authorities, on June 12th of last year,

Gilbert concealed or destroyed contraband after it was recovered from an inmate who was being held inside the facility for unrelated charges. Additionally, Gilbert instructed a junior officer to create a false document indicating the contraband was not recovered and authored his own report indicating the same.

An investigation was conducted by the Atlantic County Justice Facility with the assistance of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards and Accountability Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the ACPO at (609) 909-7666.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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