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ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT: A former Bergenfield judge faces discipline for her tirade at local police after she called 911 over a process server who showed up at her home. The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct said Lynn Muller violated judicial ethical codes “invoking her judicial office in a private matter to criticize and chastise” the Bergenfield Police Department and its officers.

Former judge Lynn Muller

Muller, who has since moved to private practice, was Bergenfield’s sitting judge when she summoned police on May 17, 2008, records show.

The intruder she was calling about was actually Sgt. Warren Monroe, an investigator with the state Attorney General’s Office, who was there to serve a grand jury subpoena on Muller’s husband, Steven.

Muller told police that Monroe entered uninvited.

When a sergeant questioned her story, the committee said, she castigated him and said “she could not believe the Bergenfield Police Department would not protect their own judge.”

Since Muller no longer is a judge, a fine is likely.

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