From the NY Post:
NYPD brass is cracking down on cops who go through red lights while on patrol by forcing officers to fork over $50 fines if they get caught on camera and can’t prove they were on legitimate police business.
A Manhattan cop said he was hit with a summons three months ago after he ran a red light to stop a vehicle with a potential drunken driver.
The motorist was sober but tired, so no ticket was issued, and the cop didn’t make a note of the stop in his memo book, he said.
When the precinct received the red-light summons, his supervisor grilled him — then ordered him to pay the fine.
“They didn’t believe me,” the cop said. “Where was the proof? I had to pay it out of my own pocket.”
His union blasted the policy.