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12-14-2016, 04:17 PM


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


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.

The Bobster
09-12-2017, 01:45 PM

Former New Jersey Trooper Admits Pulling Over Women to Ask Them on Dates: Attorney General
Published at 7:09 AM EDT on Sep 12, 2017

A New Jersey state trooper has admitted to tampering with evidence and falsifying records to cover up his habit of pulling over women to ask them on dates, and has agreed to forfeit his job, authorities say.

Marquice Prather, 37, who has been suspended without pay since his arrest last December, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of invasion of privacy, tampering with physical evidence and falsifying or tampering with records.

Prather is permanently banned from public office or employment as part of the plea agreement, and the state will recommend that Prather will be sentenced to probation, the New Jersey attorney general's office says.

Authorities say Prather would pull over female motorists without reason and would go through their cellphones, after asking them to unlock their phones. He'd go through personal information and photos, and in some cases, copied intimate photos and videos of the women, prosecutors say. He'd solicit the women to go on a date with him or give him their phone numbers.

Prather also allegedly turned off his microphone during the pick-ups and saying it malfunctioned, and falsely reported the gender of the drivers he pulled over to disguise the fact he stopped a high number of women, according to authorities.