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      09-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Maloney View Post
As I was driving back from MPACT east, I received a speeding ticket in one of the 5 boroughs of NYC. I realize speeding is wrong so please leave out the flaming and that I have no chance of bargaining if the cop shows.

The interesting part is this, the officer tells me he "should" be retiring in the next 30 days or so. He was being very cool and says that it will be dismissed since he is retiring. He also said, that if he wasn't retired yet to ask to postpone the trial.

I appreciate his honesty, but I feel pretty uncomfortable about this. Is it true that if an officer retires, that all his speeding ticket cases get dropped? Sounds a little bizarre to me.

If anyone has experience with this, please let me know.
This sounds weird to me... If he was trying to do you a favor, why didn't he just tell you to slow down and not give you a ticket? From the cops I know around here, it is always "officers discretion" that extends fairly far up the ladder of offenses.