HUDSON COUNTY – Two on-line news reports state that three Port Authority police officers working at the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City have been suspended for allegedly turning in false inspection records of trucks.
Cliffview Pilot, an online news source, reported Tuesday evening that an internal affairs investigation conducted in the Inspector General’s office in Hoboken led to the suspensions.
The New York Post posted a similar story earlier this morning, citing “a source.”
The Post story said: “The three were suspended ‘administratively’ and will be paid while the probe continues. A source said they were suspected of filing bogus paperwork indicating they had conducted truck inspections that had never actually taken place. Their alleged motive was to show they’d been more productive than they actually were.”
Cliffview Pilot notes that police officers regularly stop trucks to determine what they are carrying, note their license plate number, and inspect them for radioactive materials for anti-terrorism purposes.
In 1993, a Ryder truck rented in Jersey City brought a group of men to New York, where they exploded a bomb in an effort to blow up the World Trade Center. Six people were killed.