NYPD Lieutenant Convicted in Ticket-Fixing Case - NBC New York

NYPD Lieutenant Convicted in Ticket-Fixing Case

The case sparked a debate over the informal practice of police squashing tickets or minor summonses as favors for friends and relatives

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    A lieutenant in the NYPD's internal affairs bureau has been convicted of leaking information about a ticket-fixing investigation to fellow officers.

    Jennara Cobb was convicted Wednesday in the Bronx of divulging an eavesdropping warrant, official misconduct and obstruction of governmental administration.

    Her union says an appeal is planned.

    A case against more than a dozen officers was announced in October 2011. Cobb was the first to be tried.

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    The investigation sparked a debate over the informal practice of police squashing tickets or minor summonses as favors for friends and relatives.

    Prosecutors portrayed it as a pervasive form of corruption. Union leaders contended it was a harmless, time-honored courtesy that never involved bribery.
     

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