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07.06.15 Liam Mathews

Attorney Elinor Sutton, who is leading a class action suit against the city seeking restitution for the hundreds of thousands of unnecessary summonses issued by the NYPD in order to meet unlawfully imposed quotas, accuses the NYPD of systematically destroying evidence that relates to summonses in documents filed last week, the Daily News reports. Attorneys […]

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02.27.15 Prachi Gupta

A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit brought forward by an NYPD veteran who claims he was harassed after he complained that his precinct maintained illegal quotas. Craig Matthews first filed his lawsuit against the Bronx’s 42nd precinct in February 2012. He accused supervisors of implementing quotas for arrests, summonses and stop-and-frisks, tracked by color-coded […]

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11.10.14 Amy K. Nelson

In the realm of shady, asshole moves by police to fill quotas, this one ranks fairly high: According to WABC, a Fort Lee police officer dressed up as Donald Duck on Halloween — the children’s holiday! — and issued tickets to motorists. The reason for the scheme? To ticket motorists who failed to yield to […]

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06.26.12 Allison Burtch

I caught up with a cyclist who was ticketed not once, not twice, but a whopping five times in one bike-related incident last month. We’ll call him “James” because he needs to keep quiet before his court day in December. He got five tickets from one cop, including “biking without a bell, biking with headphones […]

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11.10.10 Bucky Turco

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the memos hanging inside a Brooklyn police station were just helpful reminders for officers, not evidence of quotas. Ha, sure! […]

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11.08.10 Bucky Turco

Probably not, even if the Daily News recently obtained evidence to the contrary. The paper got their hands on two notices that were posted in the roll call room at the 77th Precinct’s stationhouse specifying the number and type of moving violations that need to be filled. Despite this latest finding and many others like […]

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