"I'm not going to rush it because of who he is, and I'm not going to delay it because of who he is," Apple said.
This is part of an ongoing FBI probe into NYPD brass accepting cash and gifts for favors.
"I think the practice would continue, but there could be significant difficulty in gathering evidence. I would hope that our government officials take steps in conjunction with the community," Rabbi David Zwiebel said.
"This a bogus charge, and it is not about what anyone thinks about ticket fixing,” said lawyer Rae Dawn Koshetz. “This is an abuse of power to punish a detective who was doing his job.”
As was expected, 17 NYPD officers have been indicted by a Bronx grand jury as part of the ongoing ticket-fixing investigation.
A Bronx grand jury could begin deciding on charges in the ongoing NYPD ticket-fixing investigation as early as today.
"I think people are going to be shocked by the seriousness of these crimes...[including] cops dealing with drug dealers and proceeds from drug sales," one police source said.
Officer Robert McGee, who is currently at North Central Bronx Hospital because of burns from clutching the third rail, is telling friends that he's "ashamed of this whole thing."
A veteran NYPD officer distraught over being called to testify in the ticket-fixing scandal which has engulfed the police force this year allegedly attempted to commit suicide earlier today.
The former financial secretary for the Patrolman's Benevolent Association pleaded guilty today in the police ticket fixing scandal.
As the union is scrambling to deal with the very real possibility of being embroiled in a RICO case, another cop's involvement with the scandal may sink an open-and-shut DWI case.
They've got 99 problems but a ticket ain't one: "It was very easy for a big name to walk away from a summons. [Celebrities] have contacts everywhere," one police source said.
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