Dr. Thomas Tramaglini, the former superintendent of schools in Kenilworth who is facing pooping charges in Holmdel municipal court next month, has informed the Holmdel Police Department that he plans to file a lawsuit against them for releasing his mug shot, according to a report on NJ.com.
The pooper man claims that Holmdel police should not have photographed him during his arrest in May because the public defecation, lewdness and litter charges are low-level municipal offenses.
“It’s like getting photographed and fingerprinted for a speeding ticket,” his attorney Matthew Adams said in an email, NJ Advance Media reported.
“On May 1, 2018, officers or agents of the Holmdel Police Department unlawfully took Dr. Tramaglini’s photograph and distributed and disseminated the ‘mug shot’ to third parties, including the media with the intent to harm Dr. Tramaglini,” according the court filing.
The tort claim lists potential damages of more than $1 million due to loss of income, harm to his reputation, emotional distress and invasion of privacy.