Update: the bill passed, and was signed into law.
When it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of a police officer, how many “bad guys” they caught is a popular measurement. But a bill making its way through the Illinois legislature would make tallying those counts more difficult, as it would ban ticket quotas and stop agencies from evaluating officers on the number of tickets they issue.
Ticket quotas are a reality in many police departments, even those that deny it. And the controversy surrounding such quotas are not new. [Read more…]