Over a dozen New York City police officers are facing serious charges after an ongoing investigation found criminal violations extending past ticket altering to allegedly accepting bribes as well. Prosecutors with the Bronx District Attorney’s office and detectives from the NYPD’s Internal Affairs division are investigating the officers after a wiretapping probe of the officers in questions unveiled the alleged acts.
Most of the officers are from the Bronx and are members of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The officers under investigation include one who attempted to commit suicide on Sept. 17. The failed suicide attempt of Robert McGee, 62, occurred on a 1 line track in the Bronx. McGee grabbed hold of the third rail on the tracks, reportedly because of his connection with the corruption scandal. A grand jury is expected to rule on indicting the 17 police officers in the upcoming weeks.