Thursday, February 04, 2010

No Quotas. None. Absolutely Not.

The "oh, really?" story of the week.

...the Florida Highway Patrol trooper who issued those tickets is being written up himself, accused of trying to boost his ticket output by writing hundreds of fake citations to scores of drivers.

Paul C. Lawrence, 38, an FHP trooper based in Miami-Dade County, was arrested Tuesday on 22 counts of official misconduct, a third-degree felony. In addition, 203 traffic citations that Lawrence issued since November have been dismissed.


An FHP spokesman said there was no incentive for him to do that because FHP does not use quotas. ...Writing tickets is "just our job. It's what we're supposed to go out and do,'' said Capt. Mark Welch, who is based in Tallahassee


1 comment:

GOR said...

Yes, it's the same feeling I get when I see Wis. State Patrol parked by the rest area on I94 between Mke and Madison, at night, with minimal traffic around. Or the Waukesha Cty Sheriff's deputy parked on a cross-over on I43 between the Hale and Mukwonago - all night, every night.

The PDs will piously proclaim it is about safety and law enforcement. Who do they think they're kidding? It's about the money!