2 Fla. cops suspended for writing too many tickets
Investigation finds pension cuts fueled retaliation by excessive ticket writing, with a recently fired officer being called a "ringleader"
Palm Beach Post
Two police officers will be suspended without pay following an investigation into allegations they issued excessive traffic tickets in retaliation for pension cuts.
Officer Christopher Beesley will serve a one-week suspension and Officer William Rothrock a two-week suspension after an internal- affairs investigation determined the number of traffic tickets they issued spiked following a Jan. 18 Town Council vote to slash pensions. In addition to his suspension, Beesley is relieved of his assignment on the Motorcycle Patrol Unit and transferred to the patrol unit.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- ND bill protects drivers who negligently hit protesters obstructing traffic
- Slain Fla. officer's patrol car vandalized
- Trump hosts LE at White House, pledges support for police
- Video: Calif. police fatally shoot man, face wrongful death lawsuit
- Minn. lawmakers chart new course in response to OIS protests