THE BRONX - Friends of a police officer from The Bronx connected with a ticket-fixing scandal say he is innocent.

Henry Ramos is accused of making tickets disappear in exchange for money and gifts.

The employees of a Mott Haven barber shop that Ramos owns say they know a very different man and believe he is innocent.

Ramos and wife, along with a number of other officers and civilians, were charged last week with larceny, falsifying business records and official misconduct.

Ramos and his wife are due back in court on Dec. 9.

16 cops, 5 civilians indicted in ticket-fixing scheme