Last week, the New Jersey authorities arrested a 32-year-old state trooper who allegedly stopped two female drivers to get their phone numbers. According to the New Jersey state trooper’s arrest warrant, the suspect also falsified his daily reports and accessed confidential data on behalf of a friend.
New Jersey State Trooper Accused of Harassing Two Female Drivers
Based on the State Attorney General’s report, 32-year-old Eric Richardson, a volunteer coach, and a state trooper, frequently abused his position in order to seek relationships with two unknown female drivers.
Following Richardson’s indictment, the New Jersey state trooper has been barred from duty, and his entire activity scrutinized.
According to the official police report, in December 2016, while Richardson was on patrol in Gloucester Township, the state trooper flagged down a female driver and asked for her phone number. Furthermore, after the woman wrote down her number, Richardson allowed her to leave despite the female driver having an active arrest warrant for driving with a suspended license.
The woman also told the authorities that the state trooper took out his handcuffs and threatened to take her into custody if she refused to give him her phone number.
This wasn’t the first time Richardson abused his position to get dates. The authorities discovered that earlier that year, in November, the New Jersey state trooper pulled over a female driver for the same reason.
Despite the woman telling him that she’s in a relationship, Richardson persisted and ultimately got what he wanted. More than that, the police officer let the woman go although she was driving on driving on an expired permit.
Interestingly enough, the New Jersey state trooper would stop the same driver a second time to ask her if she changed her phone number and if she got her texts.
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