Bronx prosecutors told a judge Friday that they had offered officer Jose Ramos a deal that would put him in jail for 18 years, rather than the 50 he could get if convicted on all counts.
A lawyer for the officer told the judge he'd talk about it with his client, but considered the offer preliminary.
Ramos has pleaded innocent.
The investigation prompted a wider probe that revealed that a number of officers had been fixing tickets for friends. Fifteen people have been charged so far.