NYPD Ticket-Fixing Indictments Expected on Tuesday

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NEW YORK - APRIL 06:  A New York City police officer stands on patrol on April 6, 2010 in New York City. Following a melee involving groups of youths around Times Square last Sunday evening, concern is growing that New York City may be witnessing a resurgence in crime. Crime is up while fewer officers are patrolling the streets due to budget cuts in the police department, with more officers assigned to terrorism related security details. Shootings in New York City are up 19 percent and murders up 22 percent over the same period last year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 06: A New York City police officer stands on patrol on April 6, 2010 in New York City. Following a melee involving groups of youths around Times Square last Sunday evening, concern is growing that New York City may be witnessing a resurgence in crime. Crime is up while fewer officers are patrolling the streets due to budget cuts in the police department, with more officers assigned to terrorism related security details. Shootings in New York City are up 19 percent and murders up 22 percent over the same period last year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2010 Getty Images

On Tuesday, a two-year investigation into allegations of ticket-fixing among NYPD officers is set to begin its transformation into what one source called "the biggest scandal this department has seen in a long time." To kick things off, the Bronx D.A.'s office is expected to ask a grand jury to indict seventeen cops — including at least one lieutenant — on charges of perjury, bribery, and rewarding official misconduct. (In other words, don't expect any dancing.) [NYDN]