Millville police

A Millville police officer was indicted Wednesday on eight counts after he allegedly assaulted a man in the Millville police station last April and lied about it.

On April 11, Officer Jeffrey Proffit, 37, of Millville, was processing Alphonzo Williams Sr. for a disorderly persons offense, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s office said. At some point, he caused Williams to hit his head on a concrete floor, causing significant injuries, a news release said.

The release did not describe Williams’ injuries. Proffit then lied to his superiors about the incident and tampered with physical evidence related to the case, the Prosecutor’s Office said. The Prosecutor’s Office also said for two years, Proffit lied on official reports about other incidents of physical force against people.

Millville Police Chief Jody Farabella could not be reached for comment.

Proffit faces two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of third-degree tampering with public records, fourth-degree tampering with physical evidence, fourth-degree obstruction, second-degree official misconduct and second-degree pattern of official misconduct.

— Steve Hughes

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