Christie confident in State Police and A.G. after high speed “escort”

Governor Christie says he was not involved in the decision to transfer some New Jersey State Police commanders as part of the investigation into troopers escorting speeding luxury cars.

Christie says the escorts were dumb and would have been more serious if someone got hurt. He says he has full confidence in the State Police Superintendent and the Attorney General (who oversees the State Police) to deal with the matter.

“I believe the Attorney General will handle this is a completely appropriate way both retroactively and prospectively, and I don’t think it helps to have me going off the deep end on something where they’re still in the process of gathering information and making their judgments,” said Christie.

Christie says the public has the right to know whether the state police escort policies are being enforced.Two troopers have been suspended so far.

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