LOS ANGELES, CA – August 5, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Ten motorcycle officers say their Los Angeles police supervisors retaliated because they balked at traffic ticket quotas.
The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/oTq4I4) says the Superior Court suit filed last week by West Traffic Bureau officers claims LAPD supervisors punished them by denying overtime and giving them poor performance reviews, among other things.
LAPD officers at police headquarters. Credit: Los Angeles Times
The Police Department has long denied there are traffic ticket quotas, which are illegal under California law.
In April, a jury awarded $2 million to two Los Angeles West Traffic motorcycle officers because LAPD supervisors had punished them for complaining about traffic ticket quotas.
The officers say supervisors rank them against other officers based on the number of tickets they write and the number of cars they impound.