Police union fighting back against 'ticket-fixing' allegations
A police union is fighting back tonight after several officers have been accused of fixing the price of tickets.
Union leaders say they plan to release the names of high-ranking officials who have benefited from the practice, which they also claim is part of police courtesy. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, says he is fed up with the accusations. "Cops extending courtesies is no different than working at Macy's and getting a discount," he said.
Mullins adds that discounts have been distributed not only to officers' families and friends, but to well-known public figures. He released a wanted poster asking police to identify all the names of people who have received special courtesy.
Union members say they hope tips from the poster will help them build a defense if charges are filed. A grand jury probe began last week.
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