Michael Dotro, 36, of Manalapan, was already facing charges of arson in connection with the firebombing of a senior police officer’s home.
Dotro had been free on $2 million bail, but returned to jail last week on 17 counts, including four of official misconduct for illegally accessing police computer records (2 counts), slashing a woman’s car tires, possessing illegal weapons (2 counts) and buying marijuana while on duty and in uniform.
Bail was initially set at $340,000, but that amount has since been lowered to $100,000, according to nj.com
The judge lowered his bail because he didn’t believe Dotro was an additional flight risk, according to the report.
Dotro’s attorney pointed to the fact that he has complied with all the conditions of his bail and that the official misconduct charges predate the arson charges, according to the report.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office objected to the bail being lowered, stating they believe Dotro is an additional flight risk due to the nature of the charges, according to the report.
On May 31 of this year, he was charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated arson in connection with a fire at the Monroe home of a veteran police officer set on May 20.