Missouri attorney general sues city over ticket quotas

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s attorney general is suing the city of Marshfield for allegedly using traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue.

Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Monday announced the lawsuit against the southern Missouri city. His office claims that Marshfield’s police chief asked officers to write at least 16 tickets a month.

Missouri law bans traffic ticket quotas. Marshfield city officials didn’t immediately respond to Associated Press requests for comment Monday.

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press

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