Police Ticket Scandal May Help Defendants
By Debra Cassens Weiss
May 3, 2007, 04:39 pm CDT
St. Louis criminal defense lawyers say they may attack the credibility of any police witnesses who were caught up in a ticket scalping scandal.
Prosecutor Jennifer Joyce announced there will be no charges against the eight police officers who used World Series tickets seized from scalpers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The police chief is recommending suspension and demotion for the officers, who say they gave about 30 seized tickets to family and friends.
“Any officer involved in this scam will have their credibility attacked when they take the [witness] stand,” lawyer Robert Taaffe Jr. told the newspaper.