Officers Indicted In Bronx Ticket-Fixing Scandal Expected To Surrender
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The results of the probe into the NYPD ticket-fixing scandal remain in a shroud of secrecy as the Bronx district attorney gets set to announce the results of a grand jury investigation.
Sources tell 1010 WINS the 17 police officers indicted last week could begin turning themselves in Monday.
1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports: Cops Under Fire
Published reports indicate that these officers are union delegates, sergeants, and possibly high-ranking officials.
More than 500 officers have been linked to the scandal. Those involved are accused of taking cash, alcohol and other gifts for fixing the tickets.
Those indicted were most likely snared on authorized wiretaps in which officers can reportedly be heard making racist and inflammatory remarks about the people they are paid to show courtesy, professionalism and respect.
The charges against the officers range from perjury and bribery to grand larceny and obstruction.
Many in the department who came under scrutiny were handled administratively and don’t face criminal charges.