This past Monday, you may have encountered a somewhat surprising advertisement in the New York Daily News from the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association -- the city's police officers union -- criticizing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for the department's stance on traffic violations.
If your travels take you to different parts of the city, you may feel as if you are more likely to get a certain type of traffic violation in one neighborhood than you are in another. Interestingly, recently released data from the New York Police Department sheds some light on this topic, revealing the most common citations issued in New York City neighborhoods thus far in 2012.
In previous posts, we've discussed how a routine internal investigation of a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer turned into a large-scale probe of hundreds of police officers accused of "fixing" traffic violations for friends or family.
In the aftermath of the ticket fixing scandal that rocked New York City earlier this year - particularly the Bronx - officials with the New York Police Department's Internal Affairs (IA) Bureau have been working overtime to uncover any potential improprieties on the part of police officers in issuing traffic violations.
Last week, a blog post discussed how several police precincts in the Bronx were currently at the center of a large-scale investigation into allegations of ticket-fixing. Now, another prominent law enforcement agency in the Bronx - the district attorney's office - is under the spotlight for perhaps providing favorable treatment to a fellow prosecutor who was arrested for DUI.
What started out as a routine internal investigation of a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer has officially turned into a large-scale probe of hundreds of police officers accused of "fixing" traffic violations for friends or family.