Corrections officer faces slew of new charges

NEW CITY – Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh II announced that additional indictments were handed down by a grand jury this week, stemming from the ongoing investigation into criminal activity within the Rockland County Jail. Corrections Officer John Kezek, 35, of Florida, had 26 felony charges and 52 misdemeanor charges added to the 5 misdemeanor charges that he was indicted on in August.

On September 9th, 2020, the Grand Jury of Rockland County voted an indictment charging the defendant with 26 felony counts of Tampering with Public Records in the 1st degree, 26 misdemeanor counts of Falsifying Business Records, and 26 misdemeanor counts of Official Misconduct. Kezek allegedly made false entries into the jail records, regarding his daily activity while on duty.

 

John Kezek

Walsh said ” The grand jury heard additional evidence from the ongoing investigation being conducted by my office into criminal activity taking place within the Rockland County jail. My team is ensuring that those public servants, charged with protecting our citizens, are held accountable for their actions. The overwhelming majority of our corrections officers are doing great work and are extremely professional. We can never lose sight of that fact.”



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