From the Daily News:
A Bronx cop with an Ivy League degree is preparing to sue the city, claiming his failure to write tickets for 18 months led to a violent confrontation with his boss.
Officer Anthony Minoia says he was assigned to a one-block beat known in the 42nd Precinct as the "punishment post" after a bad evaluation.
The Columbia grad says the fact that he didn't write any tickets after that was not a protest against his boss, Deputy Inspector Timothy Bugge.
"I'm not going to pull out my summons book and write a summons because my boss is telling me he's going to make it difficult for me if I don't," said Minoia, 46, an Air Force vet. "I don't use my powers to make a deputy inspector get promoted."
Minoia is the latest cop to claim the pressure is on to write summonses, make arrests and do stop-and-frisks so commanders will look good at crime strategy meetings.
"I'm not going to give the bread deliveryman a ticket before going into the deli and telling him," he said. "I didn't forget what it was like to be a civilian before I got a badge."