Judge allows troopers to be questioned in rape

Posted: September 24, 2008

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge has dealt a legal setback to several New Jersey state troopers who once faced allegations that they sexually assaulted a female Rider University student.

The troopers, who were cleared of criminal charges, had moved to block an internal state police review into the December 2007 incident.

But in a ruling issued yesterday, U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper said the police's investigative arm can question the troopers about what happened. Cooper dissolved a temporary restraining order she issued last month preventing state police from questioning six of the troopers.

- AP

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