Grand Jury Vote Expected in NYPD Ticket-Fixing Probe

By Shimon Prokupecz and Jonathan Dienst
|  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 9:24 AM EDT
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A grand jury is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to indict several NYPD police officers for ticket-fixing and bribery, NBC New York has learned.

The Bronx grand jury has been looking into whether police officers were trying to bribe their union delegates into dismissing summonses and arrests for either themselves or family members.

Investigators said wiretapped conversations beginning in 2008 revealed police officers were allegedly fixing summonses in exchange for gifts and intentionally "losing" tickets as a favor to fellow officers.

The first wiretap went up in late 2008 or early 2009 when an officer had his phone bugged in a separate investigation into his possible ties to a drug dealer. When he was heard asking a union delegate to dismiss a summons, Internal Affairs pursued the probe and uncovered the alleged ticket-fixing.

The grand jury is expected to be asked to vote on charges against the officers, some of whom are union officials.

Officials expect the officers to be indicted but it was unclear when the officers would surrender or be arrested.

At least 12 officers were expected to be indicted by the grand jury.

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