One of Princeton's two parking enforcement officers has been fired and the other is facing internal discipline for looking the other way on some parking violations.

Parking Meter (Flickr User Jeramey Jannene)

Town administrator Bob Bruschi tells The Times of Trenton that Chris Boutote was fired for overlooking violations in exchange for "receiving goods" in a town where there is often a parking crunch.

Buotote is a retired town police officer who had a $48,000 salary and made nearly $53,000 from his pension.

It's not clear if he will face criminal charges.

The person who answered the phone at his home Tuesday refused to comment.

 

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