MAYS LANDING- “The release of the body worn camera footage of the incident on June 13, 2017, involving ACPO detectives, FBI agents and local law enforcement officers that resulted in the arrest of James Kauffman, is keeping in line with my office’s commitment to transparency and communication with the public. The release of this body worn camera footage was completed to share this specific content with the public and the media on ACPO’s platforms, including: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the ACPO website,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, with the assistance of agents from the FBI and local police agencies, executed a search warrant on both the business and the residential addresses of Kauffman.
Upon executing the search warrant on June 13, Kauffman displayed a Ruger 9mm handgun. Ultimately a hostage negotiator was successful in getting Kauffman to surrender to authorities. He was taken into custody at the Psychiatric Intervention Program for monitoring. Kauffman was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and obstruction of the administration of law.
On July 31, 2017, the state Appellate Division upheld Kauffman’s pretrial detention, following an appeal filed on June 22, 2017, after Kauffman was detained on June 19, by Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury.
An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, against James Kauffman for multiple weapons charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Kauffman is indicted on the following charges:
1. Second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon-Handguns without Permit
2. Second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon-Handguns without Permit
3. Second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
4. Fourth degree Obstructing the Administration of Law or Government Function
On January 9, 2018, James Kauffman was charged with Murder in connection with the death of April Kauffman, in addition to Racketeering, related to the illegal distribution of narcotics through Kauffman’s former medical practice.
1). James Kauffman, 68, Linwood
1st degree Racketeering
1st degree Leader