Dovetailing nicely with my recent post entitled “NYC Police Department Caught Imposing Traffic Ticket Quotas” confirming that the 77th Precinct in Brooklyn imposes traffic ticket and arrest quotes, ABC Eyewitness News reports 41st Precinct in the Bronx likewise pressures its police officers to issue traffic tickets and make criminal arrests.
The story interviews Police Officer Adil Polanco who bravely stands up for what is right refusing to issue bogus tickets or make questionable arrests. Officer Polanco was given a “modified” assignment after this story broke. The story also includes interviews with two young males who were issued pink tickets for unlawful assembly and arrested, and then had their cases dropped.
Quotas are illegal because they encourage police officers to write questionable tickets. However, tape recordings from a 44th Precinct roll call show they are nevertheless part of the NYPD’s standard operating procedure (even thought they call their quotas something else — “productivity goals”).