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Statement by Susan Batista

These are some of the alleged factual allegations from Susan Batista v. City of Perth Amboy, Wilda Diaz, Mayor/Police director, Police Chief Ruiz et al.:

About March 20, 2014 the defendants willfully conspired during trial and prior to trial to destroy, conceal, fabricated and forge police evidence imperative to the plaintiff’s case to obtain proper due process of the law. The Police Chief Ruiz refused to comply with any of the items that the Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Ruiz was subpoenaed to bring to trial. He refused any of the plaintiff discovery request and pleaded on the stand in front of a Judge as the Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department that he didn’t know why for what reason he was present, when he was clearly subpoenaed to present to the court all of the evidence in the case and he went on the stand and on record WITHOUT offering any police reports, evidence logs or ANY factual evidence in the case. No evidence was provided. In fact, it was admitted to me the Plaintiff that evidence had been destroyed prior to trial.

The Plaintiff had gone to Police Headquarters initially to report the crime and was told by the Defendant report taker Campos that it was 5:02 p.m. and too late to report a crime. I responded again to Campos. I want to report a crime. Defendant Campos told me that I would have to come back that they don’t take police reports after 5 o’clock. I left after the Defendant Campos refused to take my crime report. I was robbed of my life savings and was left destitute. All of my money was taken and I was not able to pay bills and had my heat and electric shut off. I ran a generator for a few days and the police attempted to make me shut it off. I left the Police Department both times attempting to report a crime in severe emotional distress, but I returned for a THIRD TIME to report the crime and to prove the name of the suspect, a witness and to give physical evidence. The crime was reported and evidence was provided and when the evidence was subpoenaed to trial, there was nothing provided. I am alleging evidence tampering, dereliction of duty, police misconduct and obstruction of justice amongst many other violations.

The Mayor/Police Director Wilda Diaz, former Business Administrator Ferhenbach, Police Chief Ruiz were responsible for protecting the Plaintiff’s civil rights and direct supervision of the Defendant Police Officers and Civilian report taker Campos. I personally went to the Mayor’s and Police Chief’s office to apprise them both of the seriousness of the situation. It is because of the defendants action that the plaintiff was deprived of her State and Federal Rights and suffered from severe emotionally and financially distress and also suffered numerous health related problems.

Due to the Defendants actions, it became necessary to report this matter to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in Trenton.

Police Chief Ruiz has been indicted on theft charges and is currently suspended.

Wilda Diaz is the boss of this City as Mayor and the Police Director. She must take full responsibility for the Police Chief’s actions as well as her own.

The Citizens of Perth Amboy need a leader who will protect them – not ignore them.

I demand that Mayor Diaz be indicted for her actions and removed as Mayor and Police Director immediately!

Susan Batista

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