Brick Resident's Police Career Ends After Admitting He Asked For Sexual Favors

Officer barred from all future public employment in New Jersey

The career of a long-time Eatontown Police Department Officer came to an end today when he admitted that he requested sexual favors from a woman he had arrested after flushing drugs seized from her down a toilet.

Detective Philip Emanuele, 33, of Brick, pleaded guilty to criminal coercion and tampering with physical evidence in a plea bargain that calls for a probationary term.

Emanuele, as part of his plea, was required to immediately forfeit his position as a police officer with the Eatontown Police Department and was also barred from all future public employment in New Jersey. He was suspended, without pay, by the department in June and was making $114,712 a year at the time.

In March, the Professional Responsibility Unit of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation following a complaint made by a 24-year-old woman concerning Emanuele's actions. 

According to documents filed in the case, as well as Emanuele’s statements made in court today before Judge Scully, on December 21, 2011, Emanuele responded to the Monmouth Mall following a complaint made by a Monmouth Mall store that one of their employees had stolen money from the store.

Emanuele placed the female employee under arrest and escorted her to the parking lot where he told her that he would help her in any way possible if she helped him.

Once at the car, the woman turned over narcotics to the Emanuele, who then drove her to Eatontown Police headquarters. At headquarters, Emanuele signed a theft complaint against the woman for stealing from her employer and flushed the drugs down the toilet and asked the woman if she would be willing to act as an informant for him.

While driving the woman back to her car, Emanuele asked her to perform a sexual act upon him and she declined. Emanuele later met with the woman on two subsequent occasions.

On one of those occasions, Emanuele began kissing her with the hope and expectation that she would have sex with him. On another occasion, he told the woman that he wanted to help her and said that he had contacted her former employer in an attempt to get her theft charge dismissed.

Emanuele was also charged with two counts of Official Misconduct and one count of sexual assault. However, those three charges will be dismissed at his sentencing on Nov. 30.

JHill October 05, 2012 at 11:28 AM
All you have to do is graduate high school and pass a test! 150,000 in 10 years, retire in 20 with full bebefits and 80% of your salary!
Da Poppa October 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Go out to the Asbury Park Press website, www.app.com ... At the top is a link to the Data Universe. In it you will find the 2010-11 salaries of every government employee in the state. You think $114K for a cop is high? 8 out of the top 10 salaries in Point Pleasant Boro are cops. We have a Sargent making $130K in salary. We have a maintenance worker making $76K! This is what happens when you as a citizen take your eye off the ball, or in this case, your local government.
BTB October 06, 2012 at 03:55 PM
One cop, one incident reported. Now, what about all the other incidents not reported by this guy and going on all over the country. And this prick got probation. What a bunch of double standards.
Stewart Pidity October 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM
We all know brickbeauty. She's in WalMart all the time auditioning for the "People Of WalMart" videos. You know her: morbidly obese with the "Hooters" belly shirt and tramp stamp tattoo on her upper butt, riding around in the electric tricycle because she's too fat to walk. Usually she has two or three of her mulatto kids in tow. Sexy.
cophead October 09, 2012 at 07:46 PM
How much does the town have to pay when the ball sack is involved?


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