More going on here than meets the eye.
On August 27, 2009, one of Jericho’s seven police officers shot the town Fire Chief, Don Payne, in the hip after he appeared in court a second time on the same day to dispute two different traffic tickets.
In the wake of the shooting, Judge Tonya Alexander dismissed all tickets issued by the Jericho Police Department, including some given outside of their jurisdiction. Alexander then resigned from her position.
Police Chief Willie Frazier disbanded the force “until things calm down,” turning patrols over the town back to the Sheriff’s Department, which had patrolled the town until the 1990s.
Residents, including the Fire Chief, had complained that the town’s police force had issued excessive numbers of traffic citations and that they could not explain what had happened to the revenue generated from the fines collected.
The chief investigator for the Sheriff’s department said “You can’t even get them to answer a call, because normally they’re writing tickets... They’re not providing a service to the citizens.”
Could you elaborate?