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12-14-2016, 04:17 PM
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/12/14/new-jersey-state-trooper-arrested/

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Officials: New Jersey State Trooper Pulled Over Women To Ask Them Out
December 14, 2016 7:06 PM

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey state trooper is accused of trying to cover up that he pulled over women during traffic stops just to ask them out on dates.

As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, Marquice Prather, 37, of Linden, was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree tampering with public records or information and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records.

He was suspended without pay and released without bail.

“If it’s a cop, who can you trust? Who can you trust?” said Regina Jarvis of Linden. “A state trooper doing something like that – that’s really bad.”

State police began looking into the three-year veteran after several women complained about his conduct.

Investigators found that Prather showed a pattern of stopping women between the ages of 20 and 35 to ask them on dates or for their phone numbers, according to prosecutors.

Investigators said Prather would turn off his wireless microphone during the stops and falsely report it had malfunctioned. They also said he manipulated data to conceal that he was targeting a high number of women drivers.