HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant accused of stalking his wife has been suspended without pay, according to an HPD spokesperson.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information on December 30 that Hackensack Police Lt. Richard Levis, a Butler resident, may have placed a GPS tracking device in his estranged wife’s vehicle without her permission.
An investigation was conducted by the BCPO Internal Affairs division and the Oakland Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit. The investigating units confirmed the allegations and Levis was issued a summons through the Bergen County Municipal Court on January 7, officials said. Levis is scheduled to appear in Central Judicial Processing Court on January 23 on 8:30 a.m.
According to Hackensack City Manager Ted Ehrenburg, “Lt. Levis has been suspended without pay and a full investigation will be conducted.”
A Hackensack Police spokesperson informed TAPinto that, “Per Attorney General Guidelines, our Internal Affairs division will also conduct this investigation after the criminal complaints proceedings are completed.”
After the January 23 hearing, he will face an administrative hearing with the HPD. The date of that hearing has not been scheduled.
Public records indicate Levis earns $168,416 per year.