Former Newark police officer arrested for harassing, stalking women

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NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) — A former Newark police officer was arrested for stalking women he previously dated and impersonating a police officer, according  acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray.

Officials say six different women had filed restraining orders against 37-year-old Eddie Gonzalez. After the women filed restraints against the man, investigators say Gonzalez would then file restraining orders against the women in an attempt to re-victimize the women.

A search warrant of his home Thursday resulted in the discovery of two guns, hollow point bullets and a closet full of Newark Police uniforms that Gonzalez allegedly used to impersonate a police officer. The Newark Police Department dismissed him in 2008.

In addition to the harassment and weapons charges, he is also charged with multiple counts of false swearing and multiple counts of contempt of court.

He is currently being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility on $100,000 cash bail.