Later today a Bronx grand jury is expected to begin deciding on charges in the ticket-fixing investigation that has been rocking the NYPD. "It's going to be the biggest scandal this department has seen in a long time," one source close to the investigation in the Bronx told the Daily News. "The cops who will be named in these indictments are the ones who went the furthest." Prosecutors are expected to ask for indictments of 17 cops on charges including perjury, bribery, rewarding official misconduct, and grand larceny.
The indictments won't come in over night though as there is a lot of information for the grand jury to process. They've been hearing evidence on and off since March. According to people close to the case it could "probably take several days, if not longer, for them to be instructed on the law and finish voting on all of the charges." And after the indictments come down, assuming they do, most of the cops are expected to to be able to turn themselves in (though if the Bronx DA wants to make the media happy one or two will get arrested publicly at their precincts).
And these indictments are by no means the only way the department is trying to clean up the ticket-fixing mess. Dozens of cops have already been disciplined by the NYPD for a number of ticket-related infractions. The main punishment being the loss of vacation days, though some officers have ben stripped of their guns and put on modified duty.
Meanwhile, prosecutors are still on edge regarding the safety of those under investigation. Last week a 62-year-old officer who had testified before the grand jury apparently tried to kill himself by touching the third rail. He didn't die.