Paterson councilman Michael Jackson gets two summonses in motor vehicle stop | Paterson Times

Paterson councilman Michael Jackson gets two summonses in motor vehicle stop


Councilman Michael Jackson was pulled over on Saturday morning and issued two summonses.

Jackson was ticketed for disregarding a stop sign and using a handheld cellular device while operating a 2017 Ford station wagon, according to the summonses.

“I’m going to challenge them. I wasn’t on my cell phone. I stopped at the stop sign. It’s the usual antics, you didn’t come to a complete stop,” said Jackson on Wednesday morning.

Jackson intends to challenge the summonses in court, he said.

A detective from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office pulled over Jackson on Temple and Matlock Street at about 9:07 a.m.

A dashcam video shows Jackson’s vehicle driving on Temple Street. The vehicle continues without halting at the stop sign in front of the Christopher Hope Center.

Detective Luis Pagan activates his siren and lights and pulls Jackson over on Circle Avenue near Temple Street.

Jackson denies being on his cellphone when the officer approaches the vehicle. He then questions whether the officer has the authority to pull him over.

“It’s not a county road, is it?” asked Jackson.

“Does it matter if it’s a county road? I have jurisdiction over the county,” answers Pagan.

“You guys are normally only responsible for county roads, right?” Jackson is heard saying in the dashcam video.

“We’re responsible for policing the county itself,” answers Pagan.

The officer takes Jackson’s information. Returns to his interceptor. He then prints out the two summonses and hands them to Jackson.

Jackson had previous interactions with officers from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. He often found himself cited for driving with a suspended license in the past.

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  • Paterson Resident

    Post the video

  • WakeUpPaterson

    Detectives giving out traffic summons. I thought they were suppose to investigate crimes. Jackson your not the "cleanliest" politician, but you made enemies with the Mayor who said he has "relationships" with the state and feds and I am sure county too. You didn't think you were going to be left in peace did you. Lol. Why are county detectives doing traffic stops? Taxpayers detectives get paid more to do investigations, but he is out doing traffic stops.

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      They are there watching for drug activity and looking for a reason to search cars for drugs and weapons..if he wasnt a councilman he wouldve been searched


        Might have even got shot…


      The dumbass really doesn't know that Passaic COUNTY Sheriff's deputies have county wide jurisdiction? What the hell is this clown doing in office lol? Well not for long anyway once he and Mendez head to prison after they get convicted of election fraud. What a toilet lol the voters must be all mouth breathers. As for Mayor McCheese I don't care what relationships he claims to have with the crooked feds and state cops if he crosses Florio and stops handing over city blocks to him on the cheap his ass will end up like Torres.

  • HankMorgan

    I haven’t seen a 2017 Ford wagon on the road yet. It’s a pretty cool ride.