Attorney arrested for refusing to answer cop’s question sues NJ State Police

Dashboard video of Rebecca Musarra's traffic stop in Oct 2015. (Image via NJ.Com video)

Dashboard video of Rebecca Musarra's traffic stop in Oct 2015. (Image via NJ.Com video)

A New Jersey woman who was arrested for refusing to answer questions during a traffic stop has sued the state police.

NJ.com reports that Rebecca Musarra filed the federal civil rights suit after the Oct. 16 incident in Warren County.

She said in the suit that at least three troopers insisted after she was pulled over that refusing to answer questions was a criminal act.

State Police spokesman Capt. Stephen Jones said the department’s internal affairs office reviews any time misconduct is alleged. He says training or disciplinary measures are implemented when appropriate.

Musarra, an attorney, remained silent after she was pulled over for suspected speeding. She was later cuffed and taken back to a police station.

She said a supervisor watched dashboard camera footage and let her go without charges.

NJ Advance Media obtained the footage, along with a dispatch log from that evening, through an Open Public Records Act request filed in April.

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