In railing against an unspoken traffic ticket quota he says that officers must meet -- 10 tickets per week, he contends -- he writes: "The new commanding officer of the precinct is pressuring us to write more and more tickets. We were officially told NOT to write anymore tickets for headlights and taillights. Most people fix the problem within 24 hours and the ticket would be admonished therefore the City of New York makes no money in the end.No, really, they're checking on an officer who admitted to illegal activity?
"So I have come up with a better way of writing tickets. I just write down the plates of the cars that cut me off the the (sic) parkways and I send them a bogus parking ticket in the mail. The person will then have to deal with the Parking Violations Bureau and not me. Problem quickly resolved. So, in other words, be careful who you cut off on the road. They might be an off duty cop and they could write your plates down and write you a $150 parking ticket. Have a nice day."
A police source said Internal Affairs investigators are reviewing all tickets written by the officer.
23 December 2003
Found at Stop the Bleating! is a forward to an article about a Brooklyn officer who thought he could confess to malfeasance on the internet and remain anonymous:
Author: Ken Lammers on 12/23/2003