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  • tcsd1236
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    We used to routinely get requests from other officers to drop a ticket on behalf of an associate of one sort or another. It's harder to do now, but can still be done.

    I don't see anything wrong with it; its just one more aspect of officers discretion.

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  • Sgt Lobster
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    I've not read the report mentioned by Chiefy; but if you are caught illegally parked in most areas in the UK, a fixed penalty notice would be written by a traffic warden or possibly a police officer. The notices are in duplicate and self carbonated - the top copy then gets placed in a self adhesive bag and stuck on the motorvehicle windscreen or given to the driver if present. The police copy then gets sent to the ticket office for processing.

    If you get a ticket you either pay

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  • Fastie
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    LMAO hee hee

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  • 207
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Fastie:
    That's cold !!! I bet it was right after that she started spending every cent you bring home !!! [/QB]

    She been spending every cent for YEARS!!! Besides, WHOS money do you think paid for the ticket anyway!? It certainly didn't come out of her pocket. LOL..

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  • Fastie
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    quote:
    Originally posted by 207:
    My wife tried once... she got one for being parked in a fire lane. "I only ran in for a minute!" was her excuse. Ha Ha, pay it I told her. She was ****ed.

    That's cold !!! I bet it was right after that she started spending every cent you bring home !!!

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  • SGT Dave
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    If every officer "knows" 100 people, then, multiply that by the number of officers in America.

    THAT is the number of people that you could not cite, if that were the case. Knowing a LEO IS NOT grounds for getting out of a ticket (or should not be.)

    It really sucks for those who don't know a LEO.

    Ticket fixing is corruption, not a neighborly duty.

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  • Deputy757
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    Isn't this really just another version of the "Professional Courtesy" thread? I mean, after all, when an officer asks another officer to void the citation out...they are really just asking for an extention of professional courtesy...aren't they?

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  • 207
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    I never "fixed" a ticket for anyone and never will. It's not worth risking getting arrested, or the loss of employment. And as stated in other posts it is illegal, the tickets multiple copies, are numbered, accounted for, and are processed by the Centralized Infraction Bureau in Hartford.

    My wife tried once... she got one for being parking in a fire lane. "I only ran in for a minute!" was her excuse. Ha Ha, pay it I told her. She was ****ed.

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  • Niteshift
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    It would require the consent of the issuing officer here. Traffic tickets are state forms that create 5 copies. The issuing officer (or his agency depending on the agency policy) keeps one copy. A ticket can't be voided without all 5 copies.

    Some agencies would allow you to void it for a good reason, but some won't allow you to change your mind after the fact. FL Highway Patrol, for example, makes a trooper appear in front of a board to explain why he voided a ticket. And, BTW, because they found out later you are a cop or a cops family is not acceptable to the board. The trooper would get disciplined.

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  • huff317
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    Just to further my "extreme" previous comment. I do not question the integrity, legality, corruption or any aspects.

    I am just surprised that there wouldn't be an option of paying instead of going into the poke.

    ...and yes considering the guy's record, he should have known, and they also should have not been in such a rush to make him a poster child. I am certain there is more to this than meets the proverbial eye, as is usually the case.

    Hope that clears up any mud. My personal op is that once it is written, it is pretty much out of your hands. (Pun intended)

    Out

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  • deputy37
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    I got summonsed for 29 over not too terribly long ago. I was doing more than that. I deserved it. I *should* have gotten summonsed for "driving with head up ***." I was singing and enjoying the first good weather and CRUISING down a very long grade. I DESERVED IT. Sad part is I wasn't even trying to get anywhere fast...

    Officer knew where I worked. When *he* mentioned I could go to jail for my speed (30+ is a criminal offense in my state, you can load 'em if you so desire) I said "I know... I work for so-n-so pohleece AND the SO." He wrote me anyway. I was neither mad nor upset.

    However, a Sgt of mine was, and called this ofc., who he went to school with. Ofc never returned Sarge's call... po'd sarge. I kept saying, I DESERVED it. I did however, ask for a court date.

    Funny... I showed up for court... Officer didn't. And *poof* that summons went away as if it had never existed.

    I know I ****ed him off, end of shift, just before days off, I *know* better... but in the end, I did get the 'professional courtesy' my peers all felt I deserved. *I* would probably not write a fellow officer under similar circumstances (clear day, very light traffic, VERY apologetic) but... that's me. Usually the guilt and peer pressure are plenty.

    FWIW, if Ofc had shown up for court,I was going to plead guilty and pay the fine, no questions asked...

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  • PelicanDriver
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    Besides being illegal in California, I think most departments (at least mine) have procedures set up that make it almost impossible to do. Which is as it should be.

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  • SGT Dave
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    Three months is NOT extreme for corruption. I think they ought to charge MORE officers for doing this.

    It DOES still happen though.

    I do NOT do it, and if I hear of an officer doing it, I'm SURE to tell everyone how unprofessional and corrupt they are. And it IS corruption. If the case doesn't merit prosecution, the DA can decide that on his own.

    A mayor of a small town in western NC was recently "outed" for doing it, during a highly visible and newsworthy airing of his Town's dirty laundry. He not only admitted to it, but BRAGGED about it! He told one of the officers openly "Yeah you write them and I get them dismissed-that's the way it works!"

    I visualize this inbred mayor as a "Boss Hogg" type and to date, I'm not aware of any action against him other than he was fired from his position as a reserve deputy. It'll probably get swept under the rug.

    I DO NOT do it.

    My brother got a ticket from a friend of mine. I told him not to be speeding and it will not happen.

    My wife got a ticket, and I arranged to have her go through "Defensive Driving" school, which she did, and her ticket was dismissed, BUT THIS IS AN OPTION AVAILABLE TO ANYONE.

    Any officer that fixes tickets is more concerned with himself/herself and personal interest than law enforcement, and since it does eventually leak out to the public, hurts the profession.

    [ 12-26-2002, 10:35 AM: Message edited by: SGT Dave ]

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  • huff317
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    Three months is kind of "extreme", though, doncha think?????

    Out

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  • telcom911
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    I "took care" of a parking ticket for my grandmother one time. By "took care" I mean I put the three bucks in the envelope and put it in the drop box. Hey, it was my grandma. Any bodyelse is on thier own.

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