Many cops have started issuing fewer moving violation tickets, as part of an unauthorized slowdown in reaction to the Internal Affairs Bureau disciplining officers for not recording summonses properly. Moving summonses citywide fell by 18 percent in the course of a month, the largest drop in ten years. The week in April that the ticket-fixing scandal (unfair ticketing and favoritism for family and friends) was revealed, summonses dropped by 22 percent. Moving violations include speeding, failure to use seatbelts, and talking on cell phones while driving. Officers have complained of being penalized with lost vacation pay for making tiny errors on tickets.
Cops Giving Fewer Summonses