$700,000 Settlement After Cop Allegedly Pulls Gun On Recruit

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SEASIDE PARK – The borough settled with a former police recruit while admitting no wrongdoing after a sergeant allegedly pulled a gun on him.

Thomas Schiermeyer settled with the borough for $700,000 after filing a civil lawsuit against Seaside Park and members of its police department for alleged actions by Sgt. Matthew Brady.

Schiermeyer, who worked for the Park’s police department, claimed Brady pulled a gun on him in November 2016 while filling out a police academy application – for which Brady was charged with fourth-degree aggravated assault, and was eventually suspended without pay – and suffered a year of abuse and eventual loss of work with the department because of Brady.

Schiermeyer has reportedly moved from the area and still plans to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Chris Lundy contributed to this report.