Police officer pulls over women to ask them out on datesBy Mason White 6:35 PM December 15, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer is accused of abusing his position by asking women out on dates or for their phone numbers during traffic stops, according to police in New Jersey.
The New Jersey State Police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Marquice Prather of Linden, after being accused of falsifying police logs to cover up his abuse.
Prather has been charged with third-degree tampering with public records and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records.
He was released from custody without bail.
According to the criminal complaint, the State Police Office of Professional Standards began investigating Prather, after getting complaints from several women.
Prather was observed pulling over young women between the ages of 20 and 35, and asking them out on dates. He would also ask for their phone numbers.
Prather is accused of turning off his wireless microphone during his encounters with the women and falsely reporting that it had malfunctioned.
He is also accused of lying about the gender of motorists on the police logs.