DA Says No Charges Planned In Ticket-Fixing Case

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Prosecutors won't file charges against two
former Lawrence police officers accused of fixing traffic tickets
for a University of Kansas athletics department employee.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported that Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said prosecutors did not find probable cause to prove bribery or other crimes. Branson also said Friday that the results of 18 past criminal cases would not be undermined by the fact that the officers were witnesses.

The city has said the former officers fixed speeding tickets for a former university employee who is now in federal prison for his role in a broader ticket scandal at the university. In the scandal, seven people, including top business officials in the athletics department, were convicted in the thefts of basketball and football tickets.

Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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