Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Illegal parking near police precinct
"I noticed a vehicle parked on 50th Avenue in Long Island City for 7 days. It was parked on a one way street; facing the traffic. It was parked in front of a fire hydrant and it was parked 20 yards from the 108th precinct Police Department.
I have a few questions:
Why does the Captain of 108th precinct Police Department allow this?
Does this car belong to one of the police officers? If yes, couldn't they park somewhere else instead of parking illegally for more than a week? (I took photos of the car everyday for one week). The car was finally moved today.
There is another small car (Cooper?) that regularly parks at the same stop; right next to the building of 108th precinct. There are several police officers that park on this street, blocking the vehicle traffic as well as making walking very hard. The officers park their personal cars on the sidewalks. One officer has a huge black truck that makes driving almost impossible on 50th Avenue." - Lee
Sometimes impounded vehicles are parked outside precincts if evidence needs to be collected from them. Besides, I'm sure a NYC police officer would make sure he/she registered his/her car in NY state. So that can't be the vehicle of a police officer. (Ok, I'll stop being sarcastic now.)