Sunday, April 24, 2011

NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Reporting Drip Drip Drip


How VIPs and the Connected Get Their Parking Ticket Fixed


Trial exposes how NYPD cops ‘fixed’ tickets(NYP) “The officer can just tear it up and throw it away,” or change information on the ticket to disassociate it from the offender, said Katakofsky in testifying for the prosecution. Or, he said, “Phone calls could be made to take it out of the summons box” in the precinct, or, “if you were able to reach the mail guy in the borough (headquarters), he could tear it up.”Katakofsky, an ex-IAB cop slapped with departmental charges in 2011 for tipping off colleague Cobb about the “tix-fix” probe, said once a ticket reached One Police Plaza, it was tougher to get it nixed. The solution then? “The (ticket-issuing) officer would commit perjury and not testify properly,” he said. Katakofsky also said that once word got out about the probe, ticket fixing quickly stopped or became “sporadic.”

While Typical New Yorkers Pay More For Parking Tickets
City agency tickets surged in summer, despite de Blasio’spledge(NYP)


Ticket Fixing Scandal: Case Study in A Successful Cover-Up

The lead investigator in the sweeping Bronx ticket-fixing probe is attempting to retire on a mental disability — a revelation that could affect the outcome of the investigation

Bronx DA Now Says NYPD Brass Knew Nothing About the Ticket Fixing Scandal

Containing an Investigation
Councilmembers and City Hall Insiders Get Their Tickets Fixed And Nobody Knows Nothing

Bronx prosecutors had initially targeted about 40 cops, but sources said they're focusing primarily on officials in the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, patrol officers and two sergeants. All of the cops were  caught on wiretapped phone calls fixing summonses - some in exchange for gifts. No high-ranking members of the NYPD are expected to be charged, the sources said. The grand jury will likely vote whether to indict sometime after Labor Day

NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Reporting Drip Drip Drip (True News)





NYPD lieutenant Guilty of Ticket Fixing
Lt. Jennara Cobb was found guilty in of divulging an eavesdropping warrant, official misconduct and obstruction of governmental administration. She could get up to a year behind bars when she is sentenced Dec. 4.v—for leaking information to colleagues pertinent to ​the massive NYPD ticket-fixing scandal.* New York Police Lieutenant Faces Jail for Leaks inTicket-Fixing Inquiry v(NYT) * NYPD lieutenant found guilty in ticket-fixing scandal (NYP)





Scofflaw Councilmembers: No Free Parking 4 U
Tix-scofflaw pols (NYP) Free-parking placards get pulled Three members of the City Council found that out the hard way when their official government parking permits weren’t renewed because records showed they had unsettled summonses. Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn) ponied up $630, Debi Rose (D-Staten Island) was snared by a red-light camera Aug. 10, 2011 and The same was true for Ruben Wills (D-Queens), who didn’t resolve a double-parking ticket from Nov. 8, 2011, until last week.




Shocking No Fix More Tixs 55% Increase

That’s a fix – traffic convictions soar In the wake of an NYPD ticket-fixing scandal in the Bronx, Internal Affairs officers have been monitoring traffic court proceedings and convictions are on the rise.More Cops Showing up in Court.


Lots of Interests Don't Want the NYPD Ticket Scandal In Open Court 
Cop at center of police ticket-fixing scandal gets new lawyer(NYDN)

 


Ticket Fixing Rat Gets Cops Payback

Top tix-fix prober written up(NYP)  The NYPD has slapped Internal Affairs Bureau Detective Randy Katakofsky, whose Bronx ticket-fix probe led to charges against 16 cops, with a disciplinary action for bad penmanship. Katakofsky’s lawyer says the lowly charge smacks of payback.




Bronx DA Now Says NYPD Brass Knew Nothing About the Ticket Fixing Scandal


Containing an Investigation
Councilmembers and City Hall Insiders Get Their Tickets Fixed And Nobody Knows Nothing

Bronx prosecutors had initially targeted about 40 cops, but sources said they're focusing primarily on officials in the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, patrol officers and two sergeants. All of the cops were caught on wiretapped phone calls fixing summonses - some in exchange for gifts.
No high-ranking members of the NYPD are expected to be charged, the sources said. The grand jury will likely vote whether to indict sometime after Labor Day.

The NYT Finally Writes An Editorial About the NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal, But It is Limited 

The Times calls NYPD officers who protested arrests in ticket-fixing scandal “thuggish,” and calls on Commissioner Ray Kelly to change the department’s culture

The Ticket-Fixing Scandal(NYT) The Gray Lady lists the problems but does not look into the real evidence that a secret police that fixes cases well beyond traffic tickets is operating in NYC.  This secret police could be involved in blackmail.  This morning on Curtis Sliwa radio show the host said the cops are threading to spill the beans on pols and even those who worked in the DA's office who had tickets fixed.  A pols who had tickets fixed will never for a bill limiting pension funds to cops or anything else the PBA feel not in the best interest of the force. * EXCLUSIVE: Undercover cop who exposed tix fix scandal to be promoted in secret ceremony(NYP)

Was There A Special Relationship Between Ticker Fixing Cops and the Press . . .  How Far Did It Go?

DN columnist says the paper had 'Assistant Editor in Charge of Tickets' who made tix vanish

Reporter Also wrote "same thing was true over.  What About the Names of Pols Who Had Their Tickets Fix?  Tix-fix fuss is a witch hunt: Mayor Bloomberg, Kelly and the Bronx DA are abusing power (NYDN)


The NYPD ticket-fixing probe has mushroomed into an Internal Affairs leaks scandal.


7/22/11

 The Secret Ticket Fixing Scandal See It First Major Plea

A Turn to Internal Punishments in Ticket-Fixing Cases(NYT) * PBA big's tix-fix slap(NYP) * Official: Cop pleads guilty in ticket fixing probe(WABC)




8/17/2011

Was the Ticket Fixing Tip of the Scandal Going On in the NYPD?

Dozens of NYPD Officers Investigated for Perjury(Weiss, DNAInfo) At least three dozen cops are under investigation for allegedly committing perjury in various criminal cases including drug busts and even a murder, DNAinfo.com has learned.  As if a ticket-fixing scandal wasn't bad enough, the new citywide investigations cut across a broad spectrum of suspected lying and false statements made on official police reports, in testimony before grand juries and at trials.





8/14/2011
Investigation Seems to Have Shifted From DA to NYPD Internal Affairs

A penalty system before a trial? The NYPD has laid out a new penalty system for cops whose moving violations get tossed in court due to faulty paperwork, the Post says. The penalties range from lost vacation days to departmental charges, according to an internal memo * Bad tix will cost cops Days docked for tossed violations.  The public is left to wonder if we will ever learn who in City Hall, which council members and which VIP got their tickets fix.



8/10/2011
NYPD No-Shows At Court For NYFD Tickets 

NYPD cops no-shows at ticket hearings for FDNY firefighters, helped Bravest skate on summons(NYDN)






Aug 8, 2011

NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Costing the City $$$

Traffic-tix drop costs city a mint(NYP)* NYPD traffic cops, protesting a plan to take away vacation days if they botch traffic ticket cases, are writing thousands fewer tickets, which the New York Post says is costing the city nearly a $1 million-a-week:




Aug 4, 2011
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Police commanders says officers scared to write tickets and run afoul of Internal Affairs

Cops Rebel At Ticket Writing - Reaction to Scandal

'Afraid' to give tickets Cops fret fix fallout A meeting among senior traffic cops to encourage more ticket writing backfired yesterday when a Queens lieutenant boldly told top brass that officers won't comply because they're "afraid" of getting caught in the fallout of the Bronx ticket-fixing scandal, a source told The Post.




What Does Vinny the Chin and NYPD Ticket Scandal Cops Have In Common . . .  Memory Lapses in Court

 Amid a ticket-fixing investigation, the New York Police Department is focusing on officers’ memory lapses or nonappearances in traffic court. Now, Traffic Ticket May Hurt Officer Who Writes It as Much as Driver Who Gets It

 


Aug 31, 2011

Has the NYPD Ticket Scandal Cost the City Money?
Ticket Slowdown?: Some 52,159 moving violations were issued citywide for the 28-day period ending July 24, down from 67,649 over the same span last year.” [Daily News] * Now, Traffic Ticket May Hurt Officer Who Writes It as Much as Driver Who Gets It (NYT)



June 28, 2011

Tix-fix scandal: Dozens of Bronx NYPD cop indictements expected from DA 

June 23, 2011

Bronx prosecutor accused of DWI fix to face colleagues in court as witnesses(NYDN)




June 22, 2011



june 18, 2011

ay to Play Yankee NYPD Ticket Scandal

Yankee executive to testify in Bronx ticket-fixing scandal probe(NYDN)
 

NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Reporting Drip Drip Drip (True News)




June 16, 2011

For Police in the Bronx, a Ticket-Fixing Investigation Stirs Up Fear and Anger


For Police in the Bronx, a Ticket-Fixing Investigation Stirs Up Fear and Anger(NYT)




June 14, 2011
NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Continues to Leak

Cop unfairly punished for busting assistant DA for DWI, sources say(NYDN)

June 8, 2011

Bx DA Centers on PBA Delegates in Ticket Fixing Case

Ticket-fixing probe: Prosecutors taking aim at 'worst of the bunch' in city's biggest police unionAbout 45 cops have provided damaging grand jury testimony linking delegates, union officials and members of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association to the ongoing scandal in exchange for immunity, sources said.(NYDN)






June 7, 2011

Cops Testify in Droves Against Brethren in Ticket-Fixing Probe (Weiss, DNA-INFO)


June 3, 2011

Bronx Juries Have A Long History of Not Believing Police

Acquittal in Case That Tested Ticket-Fixing Issue(NYT) The Bronx trial was one of the first to gauge the degree to which jurors care about a sweeping police scandal, which may involve as many as 300 officers.(NYT)
 





June 2, 2011


The trial in State Supreme Court in the Bronx was one of the first to gauge the degree to which jurors care about the sweeping police ticket-fixing scandal that may involve as many as 300 officers

Breaking   Acquittal in D.W.I. Case That Was Test of Ticket-Fixing Issue(NYT)

Another juror, Gifty Teye, 64, a home health aide, said, “They have to prove that he was drunk, and they didn’t.” She added that the ticket-fixing played a smaller role in her thinking, but said, “how can you trust such people?” 



June 9, 2011

Fixing Tickets and Now Court Cases All In Secret

Ticket-fixing probe: Retired union official charged with drunken driving spared trip to jail(NYDN) * Ticket-fixing corrupts our courts (NYDN ed)



June 8th 2011

Bx DA Centers on PBA Delegates in Ticket Fixing Case

Ticket-fixing probe: Prosecutors taking aim at 'worst of the bunch' in city's biggest police unionAbout 45 cops have provided damaging grand jury testimony linking delegates, union officials and members of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association to the ongoing scandal in exchange for immunity, sources said.(NYDN)


June 3, 2011
Acquittal in Case That Tested Ticket-Fixing Issue(NYT) The Bronx trial was one of the first to gauge the degree to which jurors care about a sweeping police scandal, which may involve as many as 300 officers.(NYT)

June 2, 2011

The trial in State Supreme Court in the Bronx was one of the first to gauge the degree to which jurors care about the sweeping police ticket-fixing scandal that may involve as many as 300 officers

Breaking   Acquittal in D.W.I. Case That Was Test of Ticket-Fixing Issue(NYT)

Another juror, Gifty Teye, 64, a home health aide, said, “They have to prove that he was drunk, and they didn’t.” She added that the ticket-fixing played a smaller role in her thinking, but said, “how can you trust such people?” 


Not One 2013 Mayoral Candidate Has Asked for An Independent Investigation of the NYPD Ticket Scandal

Interest Group Politics Only

Silence #2: Mayoral Candidates

Cop asked two to make his DWI bust go away(NYDN)

Ticket? Fix my DWI! Court officer got sgt., union rep to intervene in Turkey Day arrest



May 27, 2011

NYT Leading From Behind in the NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal



The Daily News had this story three days ago Cop admits fixing traffic summonses on stand while testifying in drunken ...Officers Tested in Ticket-Fixing Case(NYT)


NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Reporting So Far (True News)


 

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Cop: "I need some summonses taken care of" 

Name emerges of ticket fixer: Joe Anthony, trustee of Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

Joe Anthony, the Bronx trustee for the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, was heard on seven phone conversations with Officer Harrington Marshall plotting how to fix summonses. On the tapes - which were played in Bronx Supreme Court during a DWI case against former Bronx prosecutor Stephen Lopresti - Anthony agrees to help squash tickets issued to Marshall's relatives. * "this is embarrassing to the greatest police department in the world" says of scandal at (Twitter)

Cop calls ticket fixing a 'professional courtesy' during testimony(NYP) * Jury in Bronx Drunken Driving Case Hears About ‘Routine’ Ticket-Fixing (NYT) * Top police union official revealed as tix-fix go-to guy(NYDN)

May 26, 2011

When It Comes to CityTime and NYPD Ticket Fixing Bloomberg Not the King but the Aloof Queen

Queen Mayor Aloof

"It is wrong," Bloomberg said. "They shouldn't do it. The cops shouldn't do it (Fix Tickets) and the elected officials [shouldn't do it]. And it is really disgraceful if the elected officials asked them to do it."  Mayor Bloomberg calls practice of fixing tickets for rich and famous 'disgraceful'

 

 


 May 25, 2011

Under Bloomberg New York Has Developed A Protect Class . . .  It is Not Just Ticket Fixing

Tickets and Atlantic Yards Fixed
Who are the 3 Council Members Who Had Their Tickets Fixed?
 As the average New Yorkers get blitzed with tickets to help raise funds for a budget in red ink, those connected not only get their tickets fix but as in the case of Jay-Z get government money and tax breaks to make money off of a new Brooklyn Arena. Welcome to Mike's New York where bankers and developers flow with cash as the young are force to flee the city because of no jobs.
Alex Rodriquez Get Cameron Diaz, Does Not Pay NYC Taxes and Gets His Ticket Fixed
 A-Rod Moves Into a TIF District, Pays No Property Taxes - Show-Me ...Big-time celebs had their tickets fixed by NYPD cops Star-struck officers have fixed tickets for Alex Rodriguez, Jay-Z's driver and late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, sources say. (NYDN) *  Report: Celebs Benefited From NYPD Ticket Fixes(NY1)

 May 24, 2011

For First Time NYP Calls NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Cover Up

Info on the cover up comes out because of court cases not the work of the DA or NYPD Internal Affairs

Cop's tix-fix ’fess in DWI trial Glimpse into coverup(NYP) *  In Testimony, an Officer Admits She Fixed Tickets(NYT) * High-tech boot to get scofflaws off the hook (NYP) * Tuckahoe Cop Who Allegedly Let Off Drunk NYC Cop Is Son Of Westchester Anti-DWI Chief -

The Cover Up Mayor
No Shame

Report: Tickets ‘Fixed’ for Council Members; ‘Really Disgraceful’ Says Mayor(NYO)



Like All Cover Ups the True Trickles Out

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 Bike Riders Are Not Part of the Ticket Fixers Special Class




May 23, 2011
The Culture of NYPD Ticket Fixing is A Deep Web

The Officer In Charge of the Investigation Had A Ticket Fix

NYPD's prober in a 'fix'Accused of nixing ticket The Bronx deputy inspector in charge of the NYPD's in ternal-affairs ticket-fixing probe has been ensnared in the scandal himself -- after allegedly having a highway cop fix a speeding ticket for an apparent relative. The NYPD has angrily denied the accusation. The bombshell allegation surfaced two weeks ago, when a Bronx highway cop was questioned in front of a grand jury and later by IAB investigators. * Local cop admits to fixing traffic summonses in ticket-fixing scandal Bronx officer discredits herself by admitting to fixing a ticket for her mother and a second summons for her boyfriend's cousin. * In Testimony, an Officer Admits She Fixed Tickets (NYT)


How Can the NYPD Investigate Itself?

The Knapp Commission (officially known as the Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption) stemmed from a five-member panel initially formed in April 1970 by Mayor John V. Lindsay to investigate corruption within the New York City Police Department. The creation of the commission was largely a result of the publicity generated by the public revelations of police corruption made by Patrolman Frank Serpico and Sergeant David Durk.


May 20, 2011

Is the NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Cover Up Unwinding?

Man acquitted of attempted murder rap in trial involving cop accused of ticket fixing(NYP) Cops linked to ticket-fixing probe could face criminal charges for covering up cop crash: sources (NYDN) * Police union honcho linked to Bronx tix-fix probe retiring (NYDN) * Cops discuss alleged fixing of a DWI incident(WABC)



 May 19, 2011

NYPD Tries To Fix Ticket Fixing Before the Charges . . .  Will There Be Any?

Who is First, What, When, Where and How 

 

A Cover Up  - TicketGate?

The Power of the NYPD and City Has has allowed the NYPD to fix the ticket fixing scandal even before anyone has been charged.  We don't even know which pols and City Hall Bums got there tickets or criminal case fixed.  One wonders if we ever will.

NYPD forming unit to deal with ticket-fix claims(NYDN)*   New Police Unit Will Monitor City Courts for Ticket-Fixing(NYT) * NYPD creates new unit that will stop cops from fixing tickets (NYDN) * IAB bid to nix tix fix (NYP) * NYPD 'integrity' officer's mom caught using his parking placard (NYD) * NYPD integrity officer lost month's pay after his mom caught using copy of his police parking placard (NYDN)


May 15, 2011
You Want A TJ (Ticket Job)?
Pay to Play Hookers for Ticket Fixer Cops
Hey Big Boy is That A Ticket in Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad to See Me
Tix-fix cops in Bronx set up dates with hookers
* Investigators Probe NYPD Ticket-Fixing  Officers caught on wiretap arranging dates with hookers, bribing union delegates


NYPD Ticket Fixing Scadal Reporting So Far(True News)

Investigators eyeing 2 NYPD cops with history of hiring prostitutes in Long Island killings (Fox News)


May 14, 2011

Ticket fix becomes sideshow in attempted murder trial (NYP)Ticket-Fixing: “It’s common practice in the Police Department,” says a cop during testimony in a murder trial.

 

 

 


 May 12, 2011
NYDN's Daly Is Asking for A Pass for a Hero Cop Who Has Not Even Been Charged in the NYPD Ticket Scandal

What's Going On

We hear bits and pieces every couple of days about what is called the largest scandal in NYPD in decades.  What we don't hear is anyone to go on the record or a media which is interested in getting to the bottom of the scandal.  Almost everyone is talking of this scandal in the third person.  For weeks the media has not even demanded that the names of the City Hall pols or government employees had their tickets or criminal cases  by a erased by  network of cops and union officials.  The media is so weak in the town that those who want to cover up or contain a scandal have more power than those inform the public or enforce the law.Fixed ticket should not taint the honor of heroic NYPD Officer Harrington Marshall(NYPD)Friend of Bronx ADA sked cop to wipe out colleague's DWI(NYPD)No diplomatic immunity for MILLIONS in unpaid parking fines(NYDN)


May 11, 2011

The NYPD Ticket Fixing ScandalContinues 

'DWI' prosecutor's 'drunken boast'(NYP) * Cops in tix-fix probe got pricey Yankees tickets as 'favors'(NYDN) * Ticket-Fixing: Cop who administers Breathalyzer reportedly caught on tape asking to make a ticket go away.


May 10, 2011

Can Ticket Fixing Scandal Hurt Kelly?

de Blasio who is normally very cautious in his politics and press release has taken the hardest shot against an opponent in the 2013 mayoral campaign.  The Public Advocate is trying tie Kelly into the NYPD ticket fixing scandal.  This our of character attack is an indication how strong a candidate de Blasio things Kelly would be.  de Blasio is a good political strategist understands that Kelly on the GOP and independent line would do very well after the expected crowded and divisive Democratic Primary could make Kelly a winner.  de Blasio also understands that the WFP could have their own candidate regardless who wins the Democratic Primary making Kelly even more of a shoe in to be the next mayor.  Will the de Blasio attack on Kelly get traction in the press who has not even mentioned which City Hall pols got their tickets fixed by the cops is still in question. So far only the NYP and NYDN has picked up the de Blasio attack first reported in yesterday on the blog DNAinfo.com   

Ray Kelly: From chief cop to commander in chief?(NYDN)De Blasio to NYPD: Admit tix-fix mess de Blasio has jumped into the NYPD ticket-fixing controversy, demanding the city's top cop come clean over allegations that some officers covered up busts for crimes a lot more serious than minor motor-vehicle infractions. (NYP) * De Blasio to NYPD: Admit tix-fix mess (NYP) * Scofflaw Judge Emily Jane Goodman criticized parking tickets; forgot to mention she never gets any (NYDN Ed)






May 9, 2011

de Blasio Takes A Hard Shot At Kelly 


Public Advocate Urges NYPD to Address Ticket-Fixing Scandal

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is urging Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to respond to allegations reported by DNAinfo that police officers covered up incidents of domestic violence and drunk driving as part of a massive ticket-fixing scandal.*  Mayor Bloomberg thinks NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly would make a “great president.”


May 8, 2011

 True News: Where are the Demands for A Independent Knapp Type Commission?

Serpico Before the Knapp Commission


On April 25 & 29, 2011 True News Called for the NYPD Ticket Fixing case to be taken away from the Bronx DA for the second time.


Today the Daily News Does the Same

 Gov. Cuomo must step in and remove inept Bronx DA Robert Johnson from alleged tix-fix probe of NYPD (NYPD Ed) * Cop-union big spills on tix fix A police union honcho went before a Bronx grand jury to testify against a delegate who allegedly fixed a ticket for him (NYP) * Bronx prosecutor nailed for DWI demoted to rubber room for problem prosecutors Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson ordered Jennifer Troiano's transfer to the Appeals Bureau after the Daily News reported her troubled history.(NYDN)


May 5, 2011

   Who Does Bronx ADA Jennifer Troiano Know. . .  Who is Protecting Her?

"a spokesman for Bronx DA Robert Johnson, said the office does not discipline employees based solely on arrests."

ADA case 'loaded' in Bronx Has 75 jobs despite DWI rap & probe (NYP)NYPD Officer Salvador Duran's text message trying to fix ticket may derail attempted murder probe(NYDN) * Busts by tix-fix cops no ticket outta jail (NYP)  *  Asst. DA busted for DWI twice has 73 cases Jennifer Troiano, an assistant district attorney, is staying on as lead prosecutor in 73 cases despite her August 2010 arrest for DWI. (NYDN)



May 1, 2011
Ticket Fixing Cops Victims of Peer Pressure  from PBA Delegates

Pay to Play Payoff Sports Tickets and Liquor

Ticket-Fixing Dogs NYPD 

Officers Say Entrenched Culture, Pressure From Union Delegates Fueled Practice. Investigators say individual officers agreed to the practice and risked jeopardizing their careers for a host of reasons: pressure from union delegates, a get-along culture, and in some cases, the lure of free sports tickets and liquor.  (WSJ)

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Police Search for ADA Records of 2010 DWI Incident

After Arrest, Possible Favored Treatment of Bronx Prosecutor Was Not Investigated After Jennifer Troiano’s 2010 arrest, no one examined the question of whether she used her influence to get the police to release her from what she said was a similar situation. (NYT) *  NYPD Investigating Claims Over Prosecutor's Arrest (WSJ) * Was a Bronx prosecutor spared in DWI bust? (WABC) * DWI 'no bust' heat NYPD probe after prosecutor gets a 'slide' (NYP)



April 29, 2011

ADA Ticket Fixed By Cops Compromise the Bronx DA's Office
Who Else in the DA's Office Had A Ticket Fixed?

The involvement of the very prosecutorial office that is investigating what has become to be known as the NYPD ticket fixing scandal justice demands that the Bronx DA recuse hims office from the investigation and the mayor appoint a Knapp type commission to take over.  It is clear that there is a VIP group in this city who have the ability to clear themselves of legal or  embarrassing problems.  These same VIP have the ability to keep there names out of the investigation and to limit the media outrage of this scandal.  Not one elected official or newspapers editorial has demanded a special prosecutor.

 

 

The Bronx DA Could Not Find Enough Corruption to indite Pedro Espada, The Feds and AG Cuomo Did

Arrest of a Bronx Prosecutor Is Said to Uncover Possible Favored Treatment in Past An assistant district attorney in the Bronx who was arrested last summer on drunken driving charges may have received preferential treatment in a possible earlier case in which she was also suspected of drunken driving, according to a law enforcement official.(NYT) * Prosecutor busted again after first DWI bust was voided by cops (NYDN) * Ticket-fixing probe in the Bronx could spoil criminal cases(NYDN)

April 28, 2011

NYPD: You Can Spin But You Can't Hide

 NYPD scandal is spreading like a malignant tumor

Cops sweating bullets as probes expand Brazen city cops were caught on wiretaps calling in ticket-fix favors to the State Police, Yonkers PD, Port Authority PD and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, The Post has learned. "They have cops on wires talking about fixing tickets with other agencies," a police source said yesterday.(NYP) *  Tix fixer in 'a' hole 'Swears' on tape he can nix it (NYP)* NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal: Criminologists Link Practice to Downgrading Crimes(Village Voice) *NYPD Now Giving Tickets for Biking on the Wrong Part of the Street (Village Voice)





April 27, 2011

The NYP Copycat Murray Weiss Investigative Story Publish Yesterday on NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal


Other Papers and Media Ignore Story

Widening probe bares 'dirtier' dozens The massive NYPD ticket-fixing investigation has uncovered evidence of far more serious crimes, with cops allegedly making potential felonies go away for fellow officers.   Shameless cops tried to squash domestic-violence complaints against off-duty colleagues before department brass got wind of the incidents, according to DNAinfo.com.  Some officers also tried to erase other cops' drunken-driving arrests. And horndog cops were even overheard ordering and paying for prostitutes over the phone, the report said.  Probers listening to secret wiretaps of at least 30 cops have also learned that the scandal extends to all five boroughs and to the highest levels of the NYPD.(NYP) * Inspector brazenly ordered pal tix-fix (NYP)



April 26, 2011
Internet Reporter Causes NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Explode

Former NYP and NYDN Reporter Speeds Up Online Takeover of Investigative Reporting in New York


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 Where are the Demands for A Independent knapp Type Commission?

Serpico Before the knapp Commission


Weiss now writing for DNAInfo.com where he is breaking new information almost daily on ticket fixing.  Today he says cops were caught on tape fixing or trying to fix DWI and domestic violence cases.  Weiss unlike most of today's reporters was around during the KNAPP Commission and its shake up of the NYPD.  That why today when he points out that "there was a time — and it was not that long ago — when cops were afraid to even take a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone," it gives his readers information that today's copycat reporters cannot provide.  Weiss has move this story so fast and far that the Mayor is trying over and over to put his finger in the dam. Bloomberg show has taken the snow and Cathie Black hit this years fears another municipal scandal on his watch.  Bloomberg: Some NYPD Tickets Fixed Because They're Errors, Not Because You Know A Guy (NYDN)



Murry Weiss DNAInfo Today:

"Not just traffic violations: "thousands of hours of tape" about burying "domestic violence incidents involving off-duty cops...drunk-driving incidents involving their brethren...making arrangements for and paying prostates."

Heard on Tape: Cops Trying to Fix Domestic Violence and DWI Raps Two weeks ago, I disclosed that the NYPD has a list of at least 24 cops who cannot even think about retirement until the criminal cases are done and several hundred more officers, maybe as many as 500, who could face disciplinary action from the NYPD. A source says they include officers in virtually every rank: a chief; one inspector; four deputy inspectors; four captains; 10 lieutenants; 25 detectives; 30 sergeants; and the rest are police officers, many of them union delegates.* Ticket-fix prober- the Bronx DA - lost own traffic case (NYDN) * Bronx DA Robert Johnson, who’s probing the NYPD ticket-fixing scandal, challenged a speeding ticket and lost.



 April 25, 2011

Why do certain people had access to top brass while everyone else had to fight tickets in court?

New York's Fix Insiders Class

NYPD cop nabbed 'Mr. Fix-It' nickname for helping motorists avoid court, get tickets thrown out * Bloomberg: Some NYPD Tickets Fixed Because They're Errors, Not Because You Know A Guy (NYDN)



An NYPD ticket-fixing scandal is shining a light on a little known office at Police Headquarters where tickets are made to disappear - and top brass say it's all legit. A desk manned by Lt. Gerard Iucci is the only place where a motorist can get a ticket officially thrown out without having to go to court.  The official process begins when a community leader or clergy member with "pull" complains to a local precinct commander about tickets they want tossed.




 April 24, 2011


To Get Around New Data System Cops Turn to Forgery

 Just Change A "1" To A "4"

Cops' bid to scam scanners Cops determined to fix tickets found ways around a new computer system designed to thwart their scheming.  "The plate is the key," said one police supervisor. "The plate and the registration have to match. If they don't, that's a technical dismissal." The easi est way to invalidate the ticket, he said, is to change a "1" to a "4" on the paper work.





TicketGate: Double Cover Up

NYP Claims: Cover Up #1 Involving the Union Delegates and A  Job Issue Coming From All Ranks, Even Much Higher Than Sergeants." 

NYPD scandal deepens to Obstruction of Justice "These are not all parking tickets," Bloomberg said on his radio show. "These are moving-violation tickets that we're talking about -- which is, you could argue, a lot more serious, because maybe you were drunk driving, or maybe you were speeding . . . and you [could] kill somebody." (NYP) * Daly: Ticket-fixin' scandal clouds NYPD's Finest moments(NYDN)


True News: Cover Up # 2 By City Hall and NYPD to Protect High Ranking City Officials

From An AP Report Friday With No Follow Up Today:

AP Source: NYPD Fixed Traffic Tickets For High City Officials (NY1)



 Why Is the Media Not Asking Questions Which City Hall VIPS and Elected Officials Had Their Tickets Fixed?


NY Post Calls For An Independent Investigator 
Bloomberg insists that the installation of a new computer system last July guarantees that tickets can't be fixed. As if. But that's no longer the point. Frankly, the breadth of this scandal suggests that the NYPD is perilously close to needing some kind of independent assessment of just how deeply the rot has gone. 

Bloomberg Spins and Media Follows:

NY'S Ticketless VIPS System?

In a city where tickets have been blitzed to raise funds to balance the budget, New Yorkers would like to know if there is a special class of insiders including city hall insiders and elected officials whose position in government allows them to void the tickets they get.  'Mork' biker blitz (NYP) * Man Attacks Elderly Parking Agent Over Ticket (WNBC)

 April 21, 2011

Calling Fixing Tickets A Courtesy Is Baloney

Sergeants' Union Head Speaks Out On NYPD Ticket-Fixing Allegations (NY1) * Scandalous 'courtesy' (NYP Ed) * Cop linked to ticket-fixing probe was shot by lover, also a cop (NYDN) * Sergeants' Union Head Speaks Out On NYPD Ticket-Fixing Allegations (NY1)





April 19, 2011

 Ticket Fixing Part of NYPD Culture

 “The practice of just calling up and saying ‘can you fix a ticket for me,’ really isn’t possible anymore once something is in the database" Bloomberg

 How It is Done: Tickets disappear before they are entered into the date base or license plate numbers are changed before they are entered

Highway cops eyed in tix-fix scandal ( NYP) * Ticket-Fixing Inquiry Puts a Light on Union Delegates (NYT) * Ticket Probe Reverberates Outside Court(WSJ) * Bloomberg Unviels New Resource To Combat Ticket Fixing By Police (NY1)

April 11, 2011

Officials are Preparing for A Police Scandal the Likes of Which the City Has not Felt in Decades

Ticket-Fixing Scandal Looms Over NYPD

Murray Weiss reveals that as many as several hundred cops are involved in a ticket-fixing scandal threatening the NYPD.


A source tells the AP several high-ranking city officials had their traffic tickets taken care of by police


 Several Nervous People At City Hall

Rookies expose the scandal; top Bronx official reportedly caught helping "honorary NYPD deputy commissioner."

Bronx sergeant caught trying to make violation disappear (NYP)Alleged NYPD ticket fixing must be quickly probed, guilty punished, public assured it can't repeat (NYDN Ed) * AP Source: NYPD Fixed Traffic Tickets For High City Officials (NY1) * The cop who helped the baseball official could face perjury charges.* “I have been on the job for nearly three decades, and it was never deemed unusual to get calls from high-ranking department members when a summons was given to their family member or friends,” said Edward Mullins, head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. *  Many rigged tickets were for moving violations, not parking, mayor says (NYP) * 'Seems To Be a Lot of Evidence' in Ticket-Fixing Probe, Says Bloomberg (NYO)




Passover ticket rage (NYP)

 

 

 

Cops Ticket Fixing Scandal Speeds to Union Delegates

"[T]wo dozen cops could be indicted on bribery, larceny and official misconduct charges in the upcoming weeks." 

Cop sheds light on Bronx ticket-fixing scandal A Bronx cop testified she had union delegates take care of two summonses - a public admission that sources say sheds light on a massive ticket-fixing probe. About 40 officers are being eyed in the grand jury investigation. Sources told the Daily News that more than two dozen cops could be indicted on bribery, larceny and official misconduct charges in the upcoming weeks.(DN) * 'DWI' ex-prosecutor: Tix-fix arresting cop my ticket to slide (NYP)

Police commanders says officers scared to write tickets and run afoul of Internal Affairs

Cops Rebel At Ticket Writing - Reaction to Scandal

'Afraid' to give tickets Cops fret fix fallout A meeting among senior traffic cops to encourage more ticket writing backfired yesterday when a Queens lieutenant boldly told top brass that officers won't comply because they're "afraid" of getting caught in the fallout of the Bronx ticket-fixing scandal, a source told The Post. 

 


NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Costing the City $$$

Traffic-tix drop costs city a mint(NYP)* NYPD traffic cops, protesting a plan to take away vacation days if they botch traffic ticket cases, are writing thousands fewer tickets, which the New York Post says is costing the city nearly a $1 million-a-week:

 

Was There A Special Relationship Between Ticker Fixing Cops and the Press . . .  How Far Did It Go?

DN columnist says the paper had 'Assistant Editor in Charge of Tickets' who made tix vanish

Reporter Also wrote "same thing was true over.  What About the Names of Pols Who Had Their Tickets Fix?  Tix-fix fuss is a witch hunt: Mayor Bloomberg, Kelly and the Bronx DA are abusing power (NYDN) 

 


Ticket-Fixing Investigation & Police Escort of P. Diddy

Mayor, Aiming at Police, Takes on a Pet Peeve Two matters have given Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a chance to vent about people who get special treatment. (NYT) * Hip-hoppin' mad (NYP)

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NYPD Ticket Fixing Scadal Reporting So Far(True News)

 

 

 

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