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Police Chief Pushes Back Against Town Government for Dissolving Department

The former chief of police for the Ridgetop (TN) Police Department says that the action by the town political leaders to dissolve the department due to budget constraints only tells half the story.

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Texas Officer Accuses PD of Having Arrest Quotas

An anonymous officer with the San Antonio Park (TX) Police Department told a local TV station that he believes the agency is unduly pressuring personnel to make arrests and issue citations.

NYPD to Change How It Evaluates Officers

Created in 2011 following a pilot program, the current evaluation program, known as Quest for Excellence, requires the city’s nearly 35,000 officers to fill out daily and monthly activity reports measuring their productivity in terms of hours worked, arrests made, summonses issued and reports prepared—including reports detailing the stop-and-frisk tactic.

Court Rules Officer Who Spoke Out Against Arrest Quotas Can Sue NYPD

A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by an NYPD officer, who claims he was punished for speaking out against arrest and ticket quotas.

Illinois Tosses Ticket Quotas

A new Illinois state law prohibits police agencies from assigning ticket quotas to rate officers' peformance.

NYPD Whistle Blower Loses Lawsuit

A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit by a whistleblower cop who claimed that his Bronx precinct had a highly developed quota system. NYPD Officer Craig Matthews argued that his bosses violated his free speech.

Video: Ala. Officer Allegedly Fired Over Quotas

A former Auburn (Ala.) Police officer tells Reason Magazine he was fired for speaking out about the agency's enforcement quotas that required officers to make 100 contacts per month.

Ala. Officer Allegedly Fired Over Quotas

Former Auburn (Ala.) Police Officer Justin Hanners says he was fired for speaking out about the agency's enforcement quotas that required officers to make 100 contacts per month. Read the full story here.

NYPD Inspector: I Never Punished Cops On Quotas

A New York City police deputy inspector who was secretly recorded by a subordinate testified that he never punished officers if they didn't meet quotas and didn't order race-based stops.

N.J. Cops Quarrel Over Quotas

Seven members of the East Orange (N.J.) Police Department said during in-person interviews that the chief has instituted a quota system, demanding more summonses, arrests, pedestrian and motorist stops with little justification.