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 May 13, 2010  Posted by  Misc

David Goldstein reports that some police officers are able to get away with not paying parking tickets because the privacy laws that protect their addresses from would-be criminals also makes it difficult for state agencies to track them down to send them notices that their parking tickets haven’t been paid:

Officer William Grundy with the Los Angeles County Police is sworn to uphold the law, but we found that he has hundreds of unpaid parking tickets for personal vehicles registered in his name.

Officer Grundy was happy to see me until he found out why we were there.

David Goldstein: “You have more than 250 citations on the two cars you have. Do you know that?”

Officer Grundy: “No, I didn’t know that.”

David Goldstein: “You have five pages of citations, all around your house. How don’t you know that?”

Officer Grundy: “I can’t talk about it but it’s nice seeing you.”

We have obtained a database listing thousands of unpaid parking tickets issued to people who work in law enforcement and other sensitive positions.

So while the average person, like Travis Franklin, has to pay his tickets, these people haven’t.

Read more on CBS.

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