Monday, September 1, 2014

Cops to City Council: ‘We Were Given an Illegal Traffic Ticket Quota’

Melissa Melton 

The Daily Sheeple
August 30th, 2014
Reader Views: 1,722

waldo-speed-trap-sign
For those who still say it’s a myth that cops are given quotas for how many tickets they have to write, maybe you’ve never been to Waldo, Florida. The National Motorists Association listed Waldo as the third worst speed trap for a town of 50,000 people or less in 2012, and it’s so bad, billboards like the one above are taken out to warn drivers before they get there.

But earlier this week, five police officers came forward to testify before the Waldo City Council that they are mandated to write a certain number of tickets each shift or face punishment — even though such a quota stands in direct violation of state law. Waldo, by the way, only has seven police officers to begin with.
The Gainesville Sun reported:
Before a packed room, Officer Brandon Roberts told commissioners they were required by Chief Mike Szabo to write 12 speeding citations per 12-hour shift or face punishment. Roberts explained his claims with the help of an electronic presentation and printed emails as evidence.
- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/cops-to-city-council-we-were-given-an-illegal-traffic-ticket-quota_082014#sthash.rvq0BEKI.dpuf