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>Controversy surrounding South Jersey legislator’s traffic stop leads to internal police investigation

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Controversy surrounding South Jersey legislator’s traffic stop leads to internal police investigation

If there was a soap opera about Trenton, one episode may go something like this:

A State Police trooper pulls over a South Jersey assemblyman one day in February. The lawmaker tries to get out of the ticket, and later complains the trooper targeted him as payback because the Legislature voted to make public employees pay more for health and pension benefits.

The trooper says that after he refused to throw out the lawmaker’s ticket, his own union leaders pressured him to make it disappear as a favor to a “personal friend.”  (Baxter, The Star-Ledger)

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