Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon June 16, 2014
Illinois bans police ticket quotas
The law simply says cities, counties, or the state cannot require police to write a certain number of tickets within a certain time frame.
Sen. Andy Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill and sponsor of the law, says that’s an outdated way to evaluate police performance.
“I think that takes away a police officer’s discretion and it puts divisions in particular communities that ought not be there."
Other lawmakers say they’re concerned that some local governments might impose quotas as a way or making money.
Despite the new prohibition, departments can impose quotas for other types of police work, like traffic stops, warnings, arrests, investigations, or community outreach.