Order About Detroit Police Quotas Is Rescinded

DETROIT (AP) – An order by a Detroit police supervisor directing officers to meet traffic enforcement quotas has been rescinded for the second time in recent months.

A written administrative order dated Tuesday instructed 11th Precinct officers that “Every scout car is required to make three (3) traffic stops per shift and issue six (6) tickets.”

Police Chief James Craig says he doesn’t allow such practices, which are illegal.

The order was signed by a captain, but the Detroit Police Officers Association says a sergeant wrote the memo after talking with the captain. Union President Mark Diaz says “the whole thing was a miscommunication.”

Earlier this year, a police official instructed supervisors to tell patrol officers they were to stop at least one car a day.

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