The State Police today suspended two troopers without pay and reassigned a station commander as the investigation into an unauthorized, high-speed escort of sports cars to Atlantic City last month kicked into high gear.
In a day of fast moving developments that rocked the 2,700-member force, the lawyer for one of the suspended troopers said the escort was requested by former New York Giants star Brandon Jacobs, authorities revealed the caravan may have sped down three major highways, and The Star-Ledger revealed a 2010 video showing another high-speed caravan of sports cars led by a trooper.
Hours after the 2010 video was reported on nj.com, the online home of The Star-Ledger, authorities said they had launched a second investigation.
Those suspended were Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, 47, of Phillipsburg, an assistant station commander at the Totowa substation, and Trooper Joseph Ventrella, 28, of Bloomingdale, assigned to a tactical patrol unit, the State Police and Attorney General’s Office announced.