Nov. 7, 2012
Police departments usually deny the existence of ticket quotas but this former Police chief says he was fired for not meeting his quota set by the town’s mayor.
ELMORE CITY, Oklahoma –
An Elmore City police chief says he was fired for not writing enough tickets.
The former chief says he was told by the mayor there was a ticket quota and when he refused to meet it, he was let go.
News 9 checked with an attorney who says ticket quotas are illegal and a violation of a police officer’s oath. But the former chief and others who used to work for the city tell News 9 the mayor made it clear, he expected a certain amount of tickets to be written every day.
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