Jason Miller, 37, faces official misconduct and lewdness charges. The officer, who worked with the Newton Police Department since 2001, allegedly exposed himself to motorists and then let them go – even if some of them should have been ticketed.
On March 18, 2014, Miller stopped a man only identified as C.S. at 12:58 a.m. The 26-year-old was driving over the speed limit. C.S. admitted to Miller he consumed alcohol and was driving from a bar, but the officer let him go. Upon reviewing MVR tapes, investigators noticed what appeared to be the sound of Miller’s zipper opening or closing.
On Sept. 2, Miller stopped an 18-year-old male only identified as J.A. The man noticed Miller’s zipper was down and saw what he believed to be his genitals. The 18-year-old said the officer was either wearing pink or flesh-colored underwear or none at all.
Miller let J.A. go without a ticket, even though the 18-year-old said his registration and insurance were both expired. As the officer walked back to his vehicle, J.A. noticed Miller zip up his pants in his rear view mirror.
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Wow. This type of behavior puts yet another black mark on the image of law enforcement. With all the recent allegations of police abusing their power in the news recently, the public’s confidence of their ability to ‘serve and protect’ really is lacking. I’m not saying that all police officers abuse their power. But, the saying is true that a few bad apples spoil the bunch.
As a 13 year veteran, exactly how long has officer Jason Miller been committing these lewd acts? Only recently has this come to light. Another man has come forward and claimed that he was a victim of Miller’s on multiple occasions. Officer Miller would pull him over, ask peculiar questions, all the while having his genitals exposed.
The Evidence and Charges
The police opened an investigation on Jason Miller about a month ago after receiving an anonymous tip by a man claiming the officer had exposed himself during a traffic stop. Detectives say that there is evidence to back up these recent allegations against officer Jason Miller. They say there are numerous occasions that it appears officer Jason Miller is adjusting his zipper on video tape. The times and dates correspond to the accusers’ allegations and detectives now believe they have video evidence to back up the victims’ claims.
The attorney representing Jason Miller says the officer denies these allegations. Currently, Jason Miller is charged with 2 counts of second-degree official misconduct, one count of third-degree pattern of official misconduct, and the disorderly persons offense of lewdness. Officer Jason Miller was released on $35,000 bond and is suspended without pay until the outcome of the case.
Police say that so far there are five known traffic stops where officer Jason Miller exposed himself to male drivers. As this plays out, more could surface. The investigation is still ongoing.