New York Post
May 19, 2003


By Michelle Blackley

Assemblyman Dov Hikind says he will introduce legislation today to keep the NYPD - and other police forces across the state - from forcing cops to meet a quota for issuing tickets.

The Brooklyn Democrat said the proposed law was inspired by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association claim that top brass have threatened to discipline officers who fail to issue a minimum number of summonses for traffic and quality-of-life violations each month.

"Mayor Bloomberg says there are no quotas, but everybody understands there is pressure for officers to issue a certain number of tickets," Hikind said. "I don't want a debate [with the mayor], but this must stop."

PBA President Pat Lynch has said he has proof that quotas exist.