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As many as 400 New York City police officers may face disciplinary and possibly legal charges for allegedly taking bribes to help family and friends get out of parking and other traffic violations by simply losing the paperwork.'
The police department is apparently shocked by the spike in corruption and has been forced to reallocate lawyers into the department responsible for trials against police officers due to the rise in corruption cases.
The investigation into ongoing corruption began three years ago and is just now bearing fruit. Internal affairs detectives have spent months alone secretly recording police officers discussing ticket fixing.
In some cases documents were changed to reflect a different car license plate or driver’s license number. Often, officers would agree to simply not show up in court so speeding ticket violations would be dropped.