A Texas cop has claimed she was pressured to meet quotas, including writing tickets, or face being disciplined by her bosses. Officer Kayla Walker hit out at her employers at the Richardson Police Department last month, and accused them of illegally forcing quotas on its employees. According to The Dallas Morning News , Walker told Richardson City Council: “The Richardson Police Department has been illegally using quotas to evaluate and discipline patrol officers for not writing enough tickets, arresting enough people, or making enough citizen arrests.” She claimed that the police department had been using quotas for decades and that she was speaking on behalf of her fellow officers. Walker claimed the reason given for the quotas was to compare officers’ productivity with one another. According to the outlet, she added that failing to meet the quotas could result in schedule changes that, in turn, would impact time with her family. Walker continued: “I’m literally faced with a choice of violating state law or limiting my time with my child. No parent should ever have to make that choice.” Ticket quotas are prohibited under Texas state law where it is illegal for police to use them in order to evaluate,… Read full this story
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