From the Daily News:
The NYPD'S latest whistleblower comes from a most unlikely place - the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.
Officer Frank Palestro was a union delegate at the 42nd Precinct until last week, when he was outed as the tipster who secretly reported allegations of corruption by a lieutenant to Internal Affairs.
After a mousetrap with his name on it was found inside the South Bronx stationhouse, Palestro was transferred to another command for his safety.
Palestro's allegations targeted Lt. Susana Seda, the former midnight platoon commander, who declined comment.
He said she ordered cops to write summonses for traffic violations they did not witness, refused to take crime complaints and tampered with a gun at a crime scene.
"She ordered me to write a summons at the scene of a vehicle accident, and recently I had to testify in traffic court that I didn't witness the red light violation," he said.
Palestro, one of three elected union reps in the precinct, acknowledges it's unheard of for a PBA official to drop a dime on a fellow officer.
Even as he faces being ostracized as a whistleblower, he says he had to report what he and other cops saw.
Palestro said Seda was driven by the pressures of the Compstat and Trafficstat strategies, which rate police performance based on statistics.