NYC Parking ticket scandal goes on and on and on
Murray Weiss, a terrific investigative journalist for DNA Info, reports the NYC Police Department is now offering deals to police officers tainted by the scandal, but who do not face criminal charges. These tainted cops fixed parking tickets, speeding tickets, or drunk driving tickets, for family, relatives, or friends.
The deal offered by the NYPD consists of:
- Loss of one day’s pay; and five (5) vacation days for every ticket fixed
Tainted police officer’s pensions
Those police officers who cut the deal are permitted to keep their coveted pensions.
“On average, an officer can retire after 20 years with annual pensions equal to at least half their final year’s salary of approximately $91,000, not including overtime and other health and financial benefit packages for them and their families.” [DNA Info]
Does the punishment fit the crime?
Please take one minute of your valuable time to answer the following survey. Please share your valuable opinions about the fairness of the deal offered to the police officers who behaved badly.
|1. Is the deal too lenient?||Yes or No|
|2. Is the deal adequate?||Yes or No|
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NY Times Article on Ticket-Fixing Scandal