Gov. Quinn signs law banning police ticket quotas

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to immediately ban police ticket quotas.

The legislation signed on Sunday says municipalities and police department can’t require officers to issue a certain number of citations in a certain period of time. It also says that the number of tickets an officer writes can’t be used as part of a performance evaluation.

The ban applies to local, county and state police departments.

Quinn says police should be able to decide when and where to issue traffic citations. He also says the law will improve safety and working conditions for police officers.

The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill and state Rep. Jay Hoffman of Swansea, both Democrats.

Hoffman says arbitrary quotas undermine public trust.

4 comments

  • danforth73

    I wonder why such a law needed to be passed when no quotas have ever existed. I mean hey, if you were to ask the police chief of every single community large enough to have a police department in the entire USA, every single one of them will tell you they don’t have any ticket quotas, and of course they are telling the truth because no LEO has ever lied to the public.

  • Therealbyebyetotherite

    Well the state needs money, police need to ticket more RICH people !!! so I can get more. The state is broke thanks to bush!!!!!!!

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