The Hudson County Sheriff’s Department has been doing some very detailed research into one of their own who wasn’t entirely forthright in her application to work for the county immediately west of Manhattan.

Newly sworn-in Kristen Hyman has been undergoing months of training to become a Hudson County Sheriff’s officer. Unfortunately, just six days before she was set to graduate from the police academy, she was suspended without pay.

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Hyman quickly lawyered up; her attorneys successfully got their client back into the academy in time for her to graduate with her class, but she’ll have to go through a disciplinary hearing later this month.

This mandatory “disciplinary hearing” is an ironic twist; it appears as though Hyman spent some time as a dominatrix, so you could say she’s used to being in charge of discipline.

The technicality of the matter is that, according to court documents reviewed by Michaelangelo Conte of NJ.com, Hyman “did not provide any information as to the true nature of her activities as a ‘mistress’ involved in the sadomasochistic activity as evidence on the internet via videos and still photographs.”

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Since this personnel issue has had to be litigated in court, the public is learning just how much research the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has done into Hyman’s past work to build their case against her.

Details from the Reports

The research informed them of some unconnected judgments of Hyman, noting that in one video, she’s seen “cradling unknown male’s head with eyes closed who is possibly passed out.”

The thorough investigators learned that Hyman used a variety of painful instruments and tactics in the videos. In those videos, investigators note that Hyman can be seen using “whips, and kicking the groin area to inflict pain upon the recipient. In most cases the recipient is naked and/or bound.”

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Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari approved of the detailed research into his newest employee’s history, essentially saying that it was important for his staff to thoroughly research her past work so that they could take disciplinary action that would “protect the integrity of the department.”

“She wants to be in law enforcement.”

Beyond the humorous thought of Hudson County Sheriff’s officers watching sexually illicit videos—in which Hyman is never naked and used a pseudonym, by the way—it’s important to note that this woman really does want this job.

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The reports note that the recently sworn-in sheriff’s officer brushes off the videos as “stupid stuff I did when I was a kid.”

Hyman’s lawyer, James Lisa, told NJ.com that his client was injured in training and had to undergo surgery to deal with the complications. While she has fully recovered, the injury “certainly reminds her of what it took to become a sheriff’s officer,” her lawyer said.

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“She wants to be in law enforcement,” Lisa told the news website, pointing out that, “The videos are clearly inflammatory, but there is nothing illegal.”

Lisa hopes that Hyman “can be allowed to go on with her career as a sheriff’s officer,” but she will have to wait until her June 27 hearing to learn of the results of the disciplinary hearings.

Hopefully, the disciplinary board lets Hyman go on with her duties as an officer so that she can move on from her past.