HPD officers relieved of duty over ticketing

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by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM

HOUSTON -- Usually when a police officer writes a ticket, someone else is in trouble, but now, the Houston Police Department is investigating four officers over tickets they wrote.

The officers are accused of writing tickets in a way that earned them more money in overtime. 

Though the allegations are not against the law, they are a violation of department policy.

The union has denied any wrongdoing took place.

On Thursday Houston’s police chief confirmed that the officers have been relieved of their duties. He said he would not comment further until the administrative portion of the investigation was complete.

In the meantime, the investigation does not affect the legality of any tickets that the officers wrote.

 

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