Police statistics show that in the last three weeks police issued about 44,000 fewer parking tickets than during the same period last year.
Times Square is a jarring example of a slowdown in low-level arrests across the city amid tension between rank-and-file police and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday that enough NYPD officers stopped writing tickets and making low-level arrests since the assassination of two officers in Brooklyn that the number of summonses plummeted 90 percent.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions on Wednesday, and there are few doubts that the dramatic drop in parking and traffic tickets will be discussed.
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