Seventeen Cops Indicted in Ticket-Fixing Scandal

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As expected, a Bronx grand jury indicted seventeen cops involved in the ticket-fixing scandal now gripping the city's police force — among them were eight delegates of the city's largest police union. "They'll have an opportunity to turn themselves in next week," a source close to the case told the Daily News. "We knew it was coming, but it's hard to swallow," said a police officer close to several of the men indicted. "When you take this job, you don't ever think you're going to be on the other end." But allegations are already surfacing that some higher-ups are being protected; defense lawyers plan to reveal the names of supervisors and chiefs who the officers said told them to fix tickets, a line of questioning Bronx prosecutors apparently wouldn't touch. [NYDN]