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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.

brickbeauty October 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM
as usual men think with whats below their belt
Watchdog October 04, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Has anyone picked up on the compensation figure? $114K for a police officer/detective???
j keep October 04, 2012 at 04:29 PM
114k /yr plus "extra benefits" sounds like a great job
TJ October 04, 2012 at 04:42 PM
YES!!! Wondering if that was BASE pay or TOTAL package including benefits?!?!?!?!
ITconnection October 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I was just going to say that. First they say LONG TERM. How long term can he be at 33? And is there anyone that can say sure that is normal compensation for a cop? 114k for a 33 yr old cop? What would he make in 10 years? No wonder why Pro taxes are ridiculous.
Brick Prick October 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
MEN ???? Really??? Perhaps you are divorced???
Brick Prick October 04, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Maybe it was you...
Brick Prick October 04, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Well I see the Prive Sector is done like Obama said, Maybe he sould of worked on the working class first..
rnjhw October 04, 2012 at 05:04 PM
not surprised, alot of men use their power abuse woman all the time ( in many cases their own wifes)
Catpan October 04, 2012 at 05:19 PM
How do I apply for the open position?
clamdigger October 04, 2012 at 05:53 PM
this makes me wonder what ever happened to the cop who lives in Brick that was shaking down illegal workers. there was an article on it last year but never a follow up.
Watchdog October 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I would guarantee the compensation is base pay, excluding Overtime, Paid for healthcare benefits, contributions to the 403B Plan - should I go on?
Daniel Nee (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 06:50 PM
There was, indeed, a followup when he was indicted: http://brick.patch.com/articles/brick-man-indicted-on-58-counts-in-immigrant-shakedown-case To the best of my knowledge there has been no additional movement in that case.
k October 04, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Another low life police officer who should be setting examples, there seems to be one after another. Plea deal? Anyone else would be in jail without a plea. Yes, look at the big salary, way to much. Give him back what he puts into the pension, he deserves not to get one.
Jose October 04, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Pay him a reasonable "private sector like" salary and I'm sure he wouldn't have acted as is he us above the law.
Chief Wahoo October 04, 2012 at 07:57 PM
guy must be a real loser , stealing $114k + a year from taxpayers and still has to beg to get sex.....another Hero bites the dust
WMS826 October 04, 2012 at 08:32 PM
114k and lifetime employment or sex with a crack head...hmm...which one should I take..
KingNeptune October 04, 2012 at 09:15 PM
This doesn't surprise me. This guy should have never had been a cop. He's lucky he made it as far as he did.
tuna stick October 04, 2012 at 09:41 PM
And I'm sure he will be able to collect his state pension still. Is this a great country or what????
Tom Cular October 04, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Brick has more than 100 police officers being paid in excess of $100 K plus a very nice benefit package.
KingNeptune October 04, 2012 at 11:27 PM
No he won't. He had to forfeit that and all his vacation and sick time. He gets nothing!
none of yobusiness October 04, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Think of all the legal cases that now have a basis for appeal. I hope he didnt arrest to many people prior to this.
bayboat October 05, 2012 at 12:40 AM
That's what ya get when you let the little head think for the big head.
. October 05, 2012 at 03:38 AM
All I keep thinking is "how embarrassing for his wife and kids". He deserves what he got, but they didn't. I hope she left him.
clamdigger October 05, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Hi Dan, thanks for refreshing my memory re: when he was indicted, I was leaning toward any new trial info. thanks for posting the link for the article...I was close in the time frame the article is dated 11-21-11
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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