By Jenna Portnoy/The Star-Ledger

March 20, 2014

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has another town hall today, but if someone protests this time, they won’t get their photos taken by the State Police.

Amid mounting criticism that their tactics violated civil liberties, the state attorney general Wednesday ordered the State Police to stop taking pictures of protesters at Christie’s town hall meetings — for any reason.

The order came a day after a man who identified himself as a member of the State Police photographed people who disrupted one of the governor’s usually highly orchestrated events.

In a statement issued to The Star-Ledger, acting Attorney General John Hoffman said he and State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes had “instructed the State Police to no longer photograph at these events for security or any other purposes.”

Christie will hold a town hall this morning in Flemington.

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