Saturday, May 05, 2007

Cops <3 Tickets

THIS just in from the no shit sherlock department.

CBS4 investigator Brian Maass learned a ticket writing quota has been instituted for officers in the Traffic Operations Bureau.

For about two dozen motorcycle officers, the order is to write 16 tickets for an eight hour shift. Fall short, and they will have to explain their slacking to superior officers.


How are the drivers taking it?

"I guess it forces them to, you know, maybe someone that they wouldn't pull over before they would consider pulling over now because they need to meet their quota," driver Stephen Gulau said. "It's not giving someone a ticket because they broke the law; it's giving someone a ticket because they are supposed to give someone a ticket."


Of course, its not true right? The cops aren't _really_ going to write more tickets, they only give them to the people that deserve them, right?

Asked if the quota system had increased the number of tickets written, Rubin said he had no figures readily available.


Whatever.

CBS Denver has the story.

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