Police Organization Rebukes Arizona Lawmaker Who Bragged About Speeding
The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police withdrew their endorsement of Arizona Rep. Paul Mosley after video of him bragging about speeding was released.
“Rep. Mosley’s recklessness, his demeanor and his utter disregard for the safety of the public represent the exact opposite of what the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police looks for in an elected official,” said John Ortolano, president of the police organization, in a statement.
The Lake Havasu City Republican was pulled over after an officer recorded him driving over the speed limit on State Route 95.
“I informed Mosley that 97 mph in a 55-mph zone is considered criminal speed,” La Paz County Sheriff’s deputy wrote in the March police report. “Mosley also told me that I should just let him go and that I shouldn’t waste any more of my time dealing with him due to his immunity as a government official.”
Arizona does give lawmakers immunity from most arrests, but only right before and during the legislative session. Since the incident was in March and the legislature was still in session, the officer didn't end up giving Mosley a ticket.
In the body camera video, Mosley can be heard saying he regularly drives faster than that.
“Yeah I go 130, 140, 120, yeah going down I-10 I was going 120 almost,” he said in the video.
Mosley has represented District 5 since 2016 and is up for re-election in November.