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NYPD officers surrender to face corruption charges in lengthy ticket-fixing probe
NEW YORK (AP) ' Police union officials say 15 New York City officers have surrendered to face charges in the probe into allegations of police corruption, including ticket fixing.
The officers and five other people were awaiting arraignment Friday in the Bronx.
Two people familiar with the case say some of the charges allege the officers abused their authority by helping family and friends avoid paying traffic tickets. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the allegations hadn't been made public.
Union officials have complained that the probe unfairly singles out officers for an unofficial practice that has been tolerated for years. President Patrick Lynch says the officers are being scapegoated.
The case evolved from a low-profile wiretap of a Bronx officer suspected of having ties to a drug dealer.