The WBZ I-Team recently caught several Suffolk County Sheriffs Department employees misusing RMV handicapped placards to illegally park in spaces designated for handicapped persons. The I-Team investigation documented able-bodied Sheriff’s Department employees parking in the spaces used by Spaulding Rehab patients, many of whom are in wheelchairs. The employees were apparently using handicapped parking placards issued to others. Registrar Rachel Kaprielian is outraged over this abuse, and rightfully so. Misuse of a handicapped parking placard is a crime and one of the 64 ways to lose your license. The indviduals who, under false pretenses, took these spots away from handicapped and disabled individuals should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Their licenses should be suspended and they should serve every minute of the suspension.