From the Daily News:
The NYPD says there's no such thing as a ticket quota, but memos posted at a Brooklyn stationhouse say otherwise.
Two notices obtained by the Daily News clearly spell out how many moving-violation summonses cops should be handing out.
The memos were posted in a roll call room for the stationhouse of the crime-ridden 77th Precinct, which covers Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.
The one for the week of April 5 to April 11 began, "Good day we need the following" - then gave the number of tickets to give drivers for cell phone, seat belt, double-parking, bus stop, tinted window and truck route violations.
The notice instructed officers to hand out the summonses at accident-prone locations and specified five intersections.
A memo for Oct. 18 to Oct. 24 also itemized the number of summonses in the six moving-violation categories.
For example, it said the precinct needed to tally 75 summonses for talking on a cell phone while driving, and 50 seat belt violations.
A source said similar memos for other time periods were also posted.
When The News inquired about the memos last week, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said an officer had posted them without approval.
The NYPD has denied the practice for years.
Browne said the department "does not impose quotas but it has productivity goals related to actual conditions in a given command."