NEW YORK—Over the last couple of weeks, NYPD officers and supervisors have been investigated for dismissing traffic tickets issued to friends and family. Mayor Michael Bloomberg commented on the ticket-fixing scandal on Friday.
“There seems to be a lot of evidence that there was a practice that should not have taken place,” Bloomberg told WOR-AM (710) host, John Gambling. The mayor was cautious about commenting on the ongoing investigation, but stated, “[It] hasn't happened since last July they think.”
In July, 2010, the NYPD got a new computer system. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the mayor that as soon as the officers come back to headquarters, the tickets are put through the system.
“Once it gets into the system, it would be very hard to fix it, [or] get rid of it, because it's just too easy to track,” said Bloomberg. Even if the cops have discreetly made fines disappear for their cronies in the past, the mayor is confident this will not be a problem in the future.