Statement from POAM President Jim Tignanelli on Ex-Kent County assistant prosecutor Joshua Kuiper.

POAM does not represent any of the individuals involved in this incident.

We appreciate the concerns that you have and realize that we are held to higher standards than most civilians. We understand this great responsibility and fully accept that we are here to protect and serve the communities and people of our towns, state, and country.

We do not condone this type of behavior. We did not represent these individuals nor were any of the involved individuals members of POAM.

We would be more than happy to look into this issue for you further and thank you for your concern and quick responses to this matter. We stand with you and agree with you that this type of behavior should not be and will never be acceptable.” – POAM President, Jim Tignanelli

We acknowledge the seriousness of this event and thank you for your commitment to holding police to a higher standard and to never put up with corruption.

Over the last 12 hours or so, POAM’s Facebook has been inundated with 1 star reviews regarding the situation with Ex-Kent County assistant prosecutor Joshua Kuiper. While we understand that this is simply a response to the situation at hand, it’s important to be made clear that POAM did not represent these individuals and had no part in it.

If you have additional concerns or would like us to look into this matter further, we are happy to do so for you.

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