Camden, N.J. – A former Woodlynne Police officer pled guilty on Jan. 14 to a charge that stemmed from a June use-of-force incident, According to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.
Ryan Dubiel, 32, of Wenonah, pled guilty to one count of Simple Assault against two victims. As part of the plea, Dubiel was sentenced to one year of probation, is prohibited from having contact with the victims, and must abide by any additional terms deemed appropriate by probation.
Dubiel also agreed to forfeit his position within the Woodlynne Police Department and is now prohibited from holding any public office within the State of New Jersey, including employment as a police officer.
On June 4, officers were dispatched to a Woodlynne home for a complaint. Once there, Dubiel used Oleoresin Capsicum spray, more commonly known as OC spray, on two individuals that was not consistent with the State of New Jersey use-of-force policy.
After carefully and impartially reviewing evidence that included body camera footage of the incident, Dubiel was charged on June 10 with two counts of Simple Assault.
“With this resolution, there is a guarantee to the public that this individual will not serve in any position of public trust in Camden County or anywhere else in the state,” said Mayer. “We hope this serves as a reminder that no one is above the law and we take all accusations and abuse of power seriously.”