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In re Rivera

Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division

August 22, 2013

IN THE MATTER OF JOSE RIVERA, CITY OF CAMDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION

Submitted March 11, 2013

On appeal from the Civil Service Commission, Docket No. 2009-4100.

William H. Buckman Law Firm, attorneys for appellant (Surinder K. Aaggarwal, on the brief).

Caryl M. Amana, Special Counsel for City of Camden, attorney for respondent City of Camden.

Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Attorney General, attorney for respondent Civil Service Commission (Todd A. Wigder, Deputy Attorney General, statement in lieu of brief).

Before Judges Graves and Espinosa.

PER CURIAM

Jose Rivera, a former sergeant with the City of Camden Police Department, appeals from a final agency decision of the Civil Service Commission (the Commission) dated May 18, 2011, terminating his employment. We affirm.

On November 14, 2008, while employed by the Camden Police Department, Rivera submitted a urine analysis for a random police drug test, in accordance with Attorney General's Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy. As part of the drug testing process, Rivera completed a drug testing medication information form in which he listed the prescription and non-prescription medication that he had taken in the last thirty days:

A. During the past 30 days I have taken the following medication prescribed by a physician:

Name of Medication

Prescribing Physician

Date Last Taken

1

Appetite Suppressant

(diet medicine)

Daily

2

Increase medicine

(diet Metabolism)

Daily

B. During the past 30 days, I have taken the following non-prescription medication (cough medicine, cold tablets, aspirin, diet medication, nutritional supplements, etc.)

Non-Prescription Medication

Date Last Taken

1

Nexium

Occasional


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