Chairmen Donohue, Greco Call on Albano to Release Letter by Close of Business
Remember last week when I told you that Assemblyman Nelson Albano’s decision to go after a state trooper over a speeding ticket would be a campaign issue?
I was right.
On Monday, the Chairmen of the Cape May and Cumberland County, Mike Donohue and Bob Greco, demanded that Albano release the compliant he initiated against state trooper Randy Pangborn, which was sent on official letterhead to State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes, and post it on his official state web site.
If Albano does not do this by close of business Tuesday, Chairmen Donohue and Greco have promised to file an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to gain access to the letter.
“The public deserves full and complete disclosure from Assemblyman Nelson Albano on this matter,” said Donohue and Greco in a joint statement. “Let us be clear: This isn’t about a traffic ticket, it’s about Assemblyman Albano abusing his power to try and get the State Trooper who rightfully ticketed him fired. Not only is it the height of arrogance for a politician to think they are entitled to special treatment because of their elected office, but it should send shivers up the spine of every citizen to think that a Trenton politician could threaten the job of a law enforcement official for simply doing the job they were hired to do.”
My prediction? Donohue and Greco will have to fill out the OPRA paperwork to see the letter written on official Assembly letterhead.