Cop charged with helping gang arrested after skipping town

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FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey police officer who skipped out on his trial on charges that he helped gang members in investigations has been arrested in North Carolina.

Monmouth County prosecutors said that 49-year-old Asbury Park patrolman Keith German was arrested without incident Wednesday by the U.S. Marshal service.

German, of Tinton Falls, is accused of tipping off gang members in police investigations in exchange for stalking a woman who turned down his advances.

He was also accused of using the department's computer system to check for warrants on gang members.

He was free on $50,000 bond, charged with numerous crimes, including official misconduct, racketeering conspiracy, stalking and computer theft.

It wasn't immediately clear where in North Carolina he was arrested, but the Raleigh branch of the Marshal service was involved.

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