NYPD Officer’s Attempted Suicide Might Have Been Over Ticket-Fixing Testimony

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NEW YORK - MAY 26:  Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 26: Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images

A veteran cop who has given grand jury testimony in the NYPD ticket-fixing case grabbed the third rail of an elevated subway track today in what might have been a suicide attempt. Robert McGee, an officer for more than three decades, was hospitalized and is expected to recover, but sources say he's been "under a lot of pressure" because of the ongoing investigation. More than a dozen officers are expected to be charged in the Bronx with helping friends, family, and VIPs avoid paying fines. McGee was given immunity for his grand jury appearance, but feared having to testify against his fellow cops at trial. Recently he attempted to retire, but was prohibited because he was under investigation.

Officer in Ticket-Fixing Inquiry Is Hurt in Possible Suicide Attempt [NYT]
Cop probed in NYPD tix-fix scandal tries to commit suicide: sources [NYP]