“Freeze, mother(expletive),” the officer yelled, putting the gun “very close” to Fulbrook’s head, the suit claims.
“How do you like that, mother(expletive),” Buerklin allegedly continued. “Now what are you going to do, mother(expletive)?”
Fulbrook begged the irate officer not to murder him.
As he continued to point his gun at the innocent men, Buerklin demanded his license and registration.
Fulbrook says that 6 police cars showed up about 20 minutes later. One of those officers apologized to Fulbrook and said Buerklin was ‘making them write him tickets’ according to the suit.
Officers gave the innocent man tickets for improper use of high-beams and following two closely, but both were later dismissed in municipal court.
Fulbrook reported the officer to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office in 2017. The office reviewed the matter and sent it back to the municipality, saying the officer had violated some Attorney General’s Office use of force guidelines, but that they would not bring criminal charges, Fulbrook’s attorney, Kevin McCann, said.
Police officials declined to comment on the litigation and would also not say whether Buerklin was disciplined for his horrendous actions.