Cops Expected to Surrender in Ticket-Fixing Scandal

By Murray Weiss on October 27, 2011 4:09pm 

Cops are still waiting to hear whether they've been indicted in the NYPD's ticket-fixing scandal.
Cops are still waiting to hear whether they've been indicted in the NYPD's ticket-fixing scandal.
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MANHATTAN — More than a dozen cops are expected to surrender Friday morning in the Bronx to face charges in the NYPD's ticket-fixing scandal after a massive, three-year corruption investigation, sources said.

The 16 officers began receiving notices on Thursday to turn themselves in to the Bronx DA's office to answer to charges ranging from bribery to perjury and obstruction in the bombshell case, according to the sources.

Indictments for the officers, including 14 cops, tw sergeants and one lieutenant, are expected to be unsealed Friday.

Sources said that the bulk of the officers and sergeants are union officials. The lieutenant is expected to be charged with a misdemeanor — disclosing grand jury material.

Other charges not related to ticket fixing are expected to be announced, although it was not immediately clear what they were.

Five civilians will also face charges, according to the Bronx District Attorney's office.

The scandal, which erupted earlier this year, stemmed from a culture in which cops fixed tickets for friends, family and colleagues, probers found. 

In some cases, they even went so far as to cover up drunk driving and domestic violence incidents for fellow officers, according to the investigators.

Hundreds of cops face disciplinary action and dozens have already copped pleas to wrongdoing, paid fines and retired, DNAinfo's "On the Inside" reported.

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