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Traffic Stop of Speeding N.J. Assemblyman

New Jersey State Police Trooper Randy Pangborn faced an internal investigation after ticketing an assemblyman (71 mph in a 55 mph zone) who accused the trooper of misconduct. Dash-cam video contradicts the assemblyman's claims. Read the full story here.

December 04, 2012

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Fed Up @ 12/4/2012 6:18 PM

Does the assemblyman face any discipline for lying and a malicious statement against the officer!?

Steve Swenson @ 12/4/2012 7:19 PM

Sharp looking, professional and very polite trooper. The assemblyman should get spanked for making a false and malicious complaint. Trooper, a word of advice; don't rest your gun hand on the roof of the contact car. It leaves you very vulnerable to a side gunshot and you can't get you own weapon very fast in a pinch. Stay safe and keep up the good work. Police union, shame on you for trying to dissuade him.

Dan @ 12/4/2012 7:36 PM

"A spanking?" He should be fired, or put on a Brady List. If the Trooper had lied about his actions, he would have been disciplined, his integrity would be damaged, and his ability to testify in court would be gone. Who ever voted for this bonehead should demand a recall!!!! But of course, he was elected because he can lie!!!!

Jack Waters @ 12/4/2012 8:28 PM

He is a politician, you can tell he's lyin' cause his lips are movin'. In Tampa all complaints against officers are taken under oath. I wonder if the complainant was under oath when he lied about the trooper.

Wayne Hundemann @ 12/5/2012 3:34 AM

Good job Troop! Most Politicians in NJ would file a complaint thinking they can get the officer in trouble and get out of the ticket. They think they're exempt from most any violation. Thank God this officer's camera and audio were working....otherwise he may have been suspended for a lie by the politician. NJ should take complaints under oath too.....and then file criminal complaint for making a false police report. Good Job Troop!

Steve Swenson @ 12/5/2012 5:48 AM

Dan, you are absolutely right about what should happen. Being prosecuted for blatantly lying to get the officer in trouble should be against the law. Unfortunately it is not in most states when it comes to complaints. For better or worse, cops are held to a higher standard than politicians, thank God. Hopefully the pol will get his at election time.

D J PELTON @ 12/5/2012 6:13 AM


sweendog @ 12/5/2012 6:34 AM

He should be criminally charged for the tinted license plate cover too.

Dan @ 12/5/2012 6:53 AM

What a lowlife!! Sadly, he is in the appropriate line of work for his skill. Awesome job on the Trooper's part. This politician doesn't even know how to use turn signals. How could he get elected? Oh wait, my bad. I figured that one out in the first 2 lines. Duh!

DaveSAM25G @ 12/6/2012 12:50 AM

I think he deserves a publi apology from Assemblyman - of the year or whatever The trooper (Randy Pangborn) Excellent job on character and Ethics...You are right you are Good to Go (GTG)!! Stay safe happy holidays and be careful that time of year when you either get the best of folks or the worst!

Joe Camerata @ 12/6/2012 5:27 PM

Good Job Trooper, Assemblymen are not above the law.

Copatch @ 12/6/2012 9:54 PM

The Assemblyman was "humiliated" because the Trooper called for backup and his car was boxed in by three Troopers? HUH?WTF? Clearly this politician is a class A-1 moron. The Trooper called nobody. The other Troopers only stopped to see if the Trooper was ok. This is commonplace everywhere I've worked in my 25 years as an LEO. I also used to ride up and down 1&9 and did many a backup and roll-by for many different agencies in NJ. Rolled on many SPEN calls too. The politican hasn't got a clue about what cops do and why we do what we do. Fire him and the Trooper should SUE HIM CIVILLY!!! GOOD JOB TROOPER PANGBORN. Stay Safe!

Sal @ 12/7/2012 11:09 AM

Is it just me or did the video and selected posts disappear?

Larry @ 12/18/2012 10:48 AM

A civilian made a complaint against an Officer when he recieved a ticket, the police department found the complaint unfounded. The officer filed a civil lawsuit against the civilian. The case went in front of Judge Judy,after hearing the statement and listening to the audio of the traffic stop, Judge Judy fined the civilian $5000

Texas Law @ 1/25/2013 11:02 AM

I like that uniform. Very sharp.

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