Illinois Bans Traffic Ticket Quotas
Job performance cannot be tied to ticket writing
Police chiefs from around the state told WIFR they have never used a ticket quota system, though a mayor in a town in southern Illinois floated the idea as a way to increase revenue. The idea of quota systems struck State Representative John Cabello, a former police officer himself who co-sponsored the bill, as bad for citizens as well as police.
"Police departments are not supposed to be revenue generating arms of the government. They are supposed to correct behavior and arrest people when they deem they should be arrested," Cabello told WIFR. "There's plenty of ways to tax people and this shouldn't be another way."
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