Officers In NYPD Ticket-Fixing Scandal Expected To Surrender

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Bronx District Attorney’s office will unseal indictments Friday in the widespread NYPD ticket-fixing scandal, 1010 WINS has confirmed.

Sixteen officers and 5 civilians are expected to surrender overnight or Friday morning to face criminal charges ranging from bribery, larceny, perjury and obstruction.

The indictments will be unsealed at 10 a.m. with a news conference expected to be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports

At its peak, CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports more than 500 officers came under scrutiny during the investigation. Those involved are accused of taking cash, alcohol and other gifts for fixing the tickets.

Several high ranking city lawmakers and a New York Yankees official were reportedly among those who allegedly had tickets thrown out. Those indicted were most likely snared on authorized wiretaps.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reports

The case reportedly started by accident. Apparently the owner of a barbershop not far from the 43d Precinct in the Bronx called his cop son to see about fixing a ticket. Unbeknownst to the cop the telephone was being tapped by Internal Affairs officers who were investigating local drug trafficking.

In the past two years, CBS 2 News has learned over 80 cops have been disciplined by Commissioner Ray Kelly for minor offenses related to the ticket-fixing investigation.

Sound off in our comments section below…

  • Steve

    Police Officers must obey the law and set the example, they are the first line of defense against anarchy in our society. Equal under the law means just that, appeals to emotional responses in this matter clouds the purpose of law and should be dismissed. Most intelligent people know that !

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Joe

    Yes, give them a break. They risk their live all day long. They park where ever they want. They can speed without getting a ticket. They deserve to take some extra money on thei side.

  • Jefferson Davis

    Mayor Bloomberg needs his naked ass publicly horsewhipped in Times Square.

  • justin

    let the one who never asked for a ticket to get fixed or an nypd boss who never had a ticket fixed throw the first stone

  • Idratherbegolfing

    Taking cash and gifts is one thing but who has not had a ticket fixed for them or at the very least tried to get it fixed. Why do you think cops give out PBA cards or sell the stickers for car windows to help raise money for the PBA. People don’t put those stickers on their windows because there nice looking. This is been happening forever. Now you’re going to break these guys’ chops because they fixed a ticket for a friend or family member. Give me a break.

  • Chris

    Some of us choose to do right and others choose wrong. Either way we humans make stupid choices from time to time. Don’t let a few terds stain your image of all law enforcement.

    • thefitnessclinician

      Perfectly said…

    • Meme Meyagi

      don’t let 99% of terds stain your image of all law enforcement


    no one is going to jail. if thats the cops, who do you call. mr. smith and mr. wesson thats who !!!

  • James Beebe

    they must be liberals. Now they can go join the protesters and break even more laws, all the while blaming every one of their problems on the rich, on conservatives and their parents

    • Don Popovich

      Boo!!! Don’t look behind the door. A liberal might be hiding there. You must be a kuukoo.

  • Jim

    I got a ticket in New York city for having an out of state license plate. The ticket was for an illegal turn that I was directed to make by the arresting officer. The $65.00 ticket came with “fees” that when combined totaled over $110.00. They knew I couldn’t afford to return to fight it. I had to pay.

    • thefitnessclinician

      I have to say that is really is unfair..happens in Georgia too…try driving trhough Cobb County..

      • thefitnessclinician


    • Meme Meyagi

      arresting officer, you forgot to mention the arrest part…

  • James

    What do you expect from a place like New York?

    • thefitnessclinician

      Not just a NY thing…happens everywhere…look a L.A. & New Orleans..

  • bullett

    Based on the charges, it looks like the D.A. is writing out this ticket, and it wouldn’t be crushed.

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