A cop who was canned for ticketing dead people says he was doing it to meet the NYPD’s supposedly non-existent monthly quotas.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Paul Pizzuto says he started
issuing bogus summonses after brass at the 120th Precinct in Staten
Island told him he had to produce more than the 125 to 150 he was
“Specifically, [Pizzuto] was told that he needed
to start issuing more summonses for red-light and seat-belt violations”
and was warned he would be moved “if he did not issue the increased
number of summonses,” the suit says.
The 17-year vet says he had “always issued summonses to motorists who
deserved the summonses” and “did not want to issue summonses just to
fulfill an increased quota,” the suit says — so he hatched a scam to
fudge his numbers
.Pizzuto “prepared summonses by taking information from legitimate summonses that he had issued in the past. But he prepared the summonses in such a way that [they] would not impact
any motorists,” the filing says.He was busted for the scam in July of last year, after his colleagues noticed he never had to testify about the tickets.
At the time of his arrest, police said his reasons for writing the bogus
tickets — some of which were written to motorists who were long dead —
were far from altruistic.
In: Regional News
Tags: cop, police, fired, writing, tickets, dead, people, quotas
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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