Christie: Trooper Transfers Were Not My Doing
Monday, April 30, 2012
Governor Chris Christie said he was not involved in the decision to transfer 10 New Jersey state police commanders as the investigation into high-speed escorts of luxury sports cars continues.
Christie said he has full confidence in the head of the state police, Col. Rick Fuentes, and Attorney General Jeff Chiesa to get to the bottom of the escorts
The governor told reporters again Monday that the escorts were "dumb."
Two troopers have been suspended so far in the ongoing probe.
The investigation involves at least two instances where troopers escorted caravans of private luxury sports cars up and down busy toll roads at excessive speeds.
The Star-Ledger, citing unnamed sources, reported on Sunday that three of those commanders, including a major, his deputy commander, and a region commander, worked in northern New Jersey.
Last week, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced that two troopers assigned to Totowa Station had been suspended without pay, and that their commander had been transferred.
State authorities are investigating claims that New Jersey Police escorted several high-end sports cars along state highways on March 30.
With the Associated Press
The video below was taken by people in a car trying to keep up with the high speed escort. It contains some offensive language.