As a fall-out from the NYC ticket-fixing scandal, a special unit called the “Court Monitoring Unit” is being created within the Internal Affairs Bureau. The unit will monitor traffic court testimony and traffic ticket records to discourage and catch police officer’s “throwing” cases. We expect 1 to 3 police officers from this new unit to be regularly roaming the halls and courtrooms at all 7 New York City Traffic Violations Bureaus and looking for officers intentionally losing cases as favors for friends, family and colleagues.
Roughly 40 police officers are likely to be indicted and another 100 disciplined for “dumping” traffic tickets for friends and family in the ever-widening NYC ticket-fixing scandal.
The increased attention from this new unit will most certainly encourage police officers to be extra careful and prepared for their cases. Not good news for motorists who contest their NYC traffic tickets.