David Bowman

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David Bowman

Chief David Bowman
Nationality American
Occupation Law Enforcement officer
Years active Chief 1999-2008
Employer City of Englewood
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Police Chief

David Bowman was Chief of the Englewood Police Department from 1999-2008.



In March 2003, Joseph Clark was serving as the municipal court judge in Englewood when he allegedly acted in concert with Police Chief David Bowman and Police Detective Emma Jackson to issue a fictitious warrant that enabled an inmate to attend a funeral mass, burial, and after-burial reception for his father.   Allegedly, Clark had the inmate transferred from the Bergen County Jail to the custody of the Englewood police under the guise that the inmate would be appearing in Englewood municipal court.   Court was not in session on the day of the supposed transfer, however.   Rather, the inmate attended his father's funeral, unguarded, in violation of N.J.S.A. 30:4-8.1, -8.2, and N.J.A.C. 10A:18-7.1 to -7.9. As a result of those circumstances coming to light, criminal and ethical investigations were commenced.   As a part of the judicial ethics investigation, John A. Tonelli, chief investigator for the ACJC, interviewed Clark, Bowman, and Jackson about the municipal court warrant that issued in March 2003.   Scott Donlan of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice also was investigating the matter.   Ultimately, Donlan testified before a State Grand Jury to the facts that his investigation uncovered.   As a result, Clark, Bowman, and Jackson were indicted for third-degree tampering with public records or information, contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7(a)(2), and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records, contrary to N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4(a) - See more at: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nj-supreme-court/1262586.html#sthash.q2YrLBJ7.dpuf

Cleared in Full

A jury found Bowman not guilty of all charges in November 2007. He was reinstated in March 2008 but stepped down that September and later retired. [1]


  1. Baker, Rebecca (Oct 22, 2013). "Englewood chooses next police chief". Article. North Jersey. Com. http://www.northjersey.com/news/englewood-chooses-next-police-chief-1.617349l. Retrieved 12/08/2014.