Report details discipline of New Jersey State Police officers

TRENTON, N.J (AP) - August 19, 2008

The New Jersey State Police disciplined 91 troopers last year and 5 resigned before disciplinary hearings.

That compares to 87 troopers who were disciplined in 2006. Seven retired or resigned before their hearings.

The Office of Professional Standards annual report shows punishments ranged from written reprimands to firings.

One trooper was fired for leaving his post, going home and handcuffing his wife to bed during a domestic violence incident last year.

Other troopers were charged with committing crimes on and off-duty.

They include Trooper Robert Higbee. Higbee was indicted with vehicular homicide in February after officials said he ran a stop sign in his patrol car and collided with a minivan, killing two teenage sisters.

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