Police quotas could soon be a thing of the past in Illinois. Lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban police departments from setting quotas for the number of tickets an officer must write each month.
Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Belleville) says it makes it harder for the officers to use good judgment when they have to write a ticket just for numbers sake.
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Supporters of the deal say it's just plain wrong that the departments are preying on drivers as a way to raise their cash flow. Plus, they say it makes it harder for an officer to protect the public and use good judgment when they're out in the field. The bill is headed to the governor's desk. No word on whether he plans to sign it.