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Former LAPD Officer Sues, Says Fired for Exposing Ticket Quotas

August 29, 2014  | 

A former Los Angeles police officer who sued the LAPD, alleging he was denied promotions for complaining about an alleged ticket-writing quota, filed a second lawsuit, alleging he was fired in retaliation, reports the Venice-Mar Vista Patch.

In his original lawsuit, Dan Gregg, a motorcycle officer formerly assigned to the West Traffic Division, alleged his commanding officer ordered him to deny overtime-pay assignments to officers who did not cite enough motorists for traffic violations.

Gregg insists he was punished for refusing to go along with his superior and for testifying on behalf of two motorcycle officers who sued the department over the alleged quotas and collectively were awarded more than $2 million.

In his new suit, Gregg maintains he found out last September that an internal complaint was filed against him alleging he was illegally obtaining overtime pay. Gregg maintains the allegation was false.

Gregg was put on involuntary leave this spring and fired after a Board of Rights hearing, the new complaint alleges. He maintains he lost his job for exposing the alleged ticket quotas, which the LAPD denies ever existed.

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TheRookie @ 8/30/2014 8:30 AM

A once top notch Cops Cop Agency has (and still is) been whittled down morale wise. The LA Mayors have been doing like Obama & Holder does. Finding end around runs on LAPD Officers rights. Charles Beck is another political puppet who runs by what strings are pulled. Tough days to be a L.E.O.
Stay safe Brothers/Sisters in uniform.

Charlie @ 8/30/2014 9:36 AM

The supervision is the downfall of this department, hands down!! Worst supervision I have ever dealt with in any job!

P bockman @ 9/24/2014 7:03 PM

It is great officers are standing up for what is right. Integrity isn't that what is taught at the academy.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/3/2014 6:29 AM

Every agency in the USA has a required minimum number of tickets per officer, they just don't call it a quota. Go below that number as a Patrol Officer and you will become very popular with supervisors.

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