NEW YORK (AP) – The NYPD is forming a new unit to deal with claims that officers are fixing tickets.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the special unit will track court cases to ensure parking and other low-level tickets go through the court system.
The Bronx district attorney’s office launched a probe about a month ago after an officer was caught on a wiretap talking about making a ticket disappear.
Dozens of officers are being investigated. No criminal charges have been filed.
The NYPD is also doing an internal investigation.
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