Court upholds cops’ quota complaint

| Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In Los Angeles, two LAPD officers who complained about being forced to write a quota of traffic tickets have been awarded $2 million by a jury.

The officers sued the department, saying that after they complained they became the target of retaliation in the way of bad performance reviews and threats of reassignment.

Police ticket quotas are illegal under California law. However, in an earlier court case, officers testified that they were required to write at least 18 tickets each day.

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