"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.”
Investigators targeted a barber who was an undercover cop in the early stages of the probe. Except nothing came of the operation because no cops wanted to go back after they got such terrible haircuts.
Many officers continue to argue that ticket-fixing is a mere courtesy that has always been extended to officers—and one cop justified ticket-fixing because it ensured a meeting between his gravely-ill child and the Yankees.