From the Times Ledger:
The city Police Department has started tracking all parking and traffic tickets issued by police officers through scanners at precincts across the five boroughs in a bid to stop ticket fixing.
The change in policy is meant to prevent officers from tossing out tickets for friends and family members, a source familiar with the NYPD said. Previously, an officer could intercept a ticket before it reached the courts, the source said.
But now the NYPD’s scanners will enable the department’s headquarters at 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan and each precinct to get a copy of a ticket electronically, making it more difficult for a ticket to be thrown out, the source said.
The initiative was put into effect July 22, a Police Department spokesman said.