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Hundreds of NYC Cops Accused of Fixing Tickets

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 12:15 PM

By Andra Varin

As many as 400 officers assigned to patrol New York City streets are under investigation in a sweeping ticket-fixing probe, the New York Post reports.

Hundreds of officers assigned to Highway 1, which patrols highways in Manhattan, could face disciplinary action or even criminal charges, according to the Post.

NYC, ticket, fixing, traffic, police, cops, photoThey are accused of helping family and friends by losing paperwork or intentionally missing court dates so that traffic and parking tickets get thrown out.

Many of the alleged fixers were union delegates, who could get access to the paperwork, the Post said. In some cases, officers may have been pressured into fixing tickets, sources told the paper.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg declined to comment on the specifics of the investigation, but said electronic records would make it difficult for cops to get away with fixing tickets.

“The practice of just calling up and saying, 'Can you fix a ticket for me?' really isn't possible anymore because once something's in the database electronically, there's somebody that can look to see whether it was removed and go and see why," he said.

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