Fort Lee cops disciplined for leaving teens in vanPosted: Updated:
Nearly a dozen police officers have been disciplined after five teenagers were left locked for hours in a police van in Fort Lee.
The boys were among a group of 20 who were rounded up after neighbors complained about a loud house party in March. The boys claim they were stuck in the van parked at police headquarters for 14 hours.
The teens say they were released after an officer heard them making noise inside the parked van.
In a letter to the teens, Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas Ripoli says the way the teens were treated was improper and has disciplined the officers involved. The chief says that the five officers involved were either demoted or suspended.Click here to see the letter from the Fort Lee Police Chief.