Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas says he wants to know who in his department has been fixing tickets. And he's sending a message to other officers, following an exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation.
That investigation discovered that the citywide speeding crackdown ordered by Serpas doesn't apply to drivers who may be friends with a cop.
More than 700 people had multiple speeding tickets in the last two years -- and got out of every one.
Appearing on NewsChannel 5 Plus, this is what Serpas had to say.
"The process of fixing tickets -- it just smells bad. There's nothing good that comes from that.... Let me be very clear about that: For police officers to engage themselves in the reduction or removal of tickets for a gain that has nothing to do with the government's interest, I think it's unprofessional."
The police department's internal affairs unit has opened an investigation of the ticket fixing problem.