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Roselle Park Judge gets it wrong--cops\' testimony is not automatically favored
 

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On January 11, 2002, the Appellate Division reversed a conviction of a woman who was charged with improperly using a handicapped parking space and returned the matter to municipal court to be retried before a different judge. Central to the decision was the Roselle Park Municipal Court judge\'s erroneous conclusion that a police officer\'s testimony must automatically be considered more truthful than contradictory testimony given by an ordinary citizen. The rule in New Jersey is that police officer can\'t be considered more credible than any other witness simply because of their occupation. The decision is on-line here: John Paff, Chairman New Jersey Libertarian Party\'s Open Government Advocacy Project

 

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New Jersey Libertarian Party Open Government Advocacy Project: Roselle Park Judge gets it wrong--cops\' testimony is not automatically favored. January 13, 2012.
URL: http://ogtf.lpcnj.org/2012/2012013oS/
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