bill that would require the dismissal of state police troopers convicted of a
felony or serious misdemeanor is one step closer to becoming law in
received unanimous approval in the House late last month. The measure, which
previously passed the Senate 48-0, now heads back to the Senate for final
approval before being forwarded to the governor.
this does is put the State Police on a parity with municipal police as far as
their not being able to stay on duty after they have been convicted of a felony
or a more serious misdemeanor,” bill sponsor Sen. Robert J. Thompson, R-West
Goshen Township, said in a recent statement.
until now, the way the law is written, a state police trooper could stay on
duty after he or she is convicted of a crime.”