NYPD accused of pressuring police to meet ticket quotas
The New York Police Department is being accused of pressuring its officers to meet ticket quotas. The Committee for Progress says the city is using tickets as a cash generating business and police officers are stuck in the middle.
The president of the Committee for Progress says cops who do not write enough summonses often face retaliation such as getting transferred to a different precinct. Officials contend that some non-complying cops are even given a less-desirable tour. The NYPD would not comment on the accusations against them. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) did release a statement. They said, "The union always maintains that quotas exist no matter what the NYPD calls them."
Statistics show that officers gave out around 600,000 tickets in The Bronx in 2003. That was nearly 53,000 more than in the previous year.