House votes to abolish law enforcement quotas
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Concerns about integrity in law enforcement have prompted lawmakers to pass a bill that would effectively end the quota system. Ruth Johnson reports from Olympia.
Johnson: Jeff Holy, a Republican lawmaker in the House. The former law enforcement officer and police detective says quotas take away from personal integrity in policing.
Holy: “This bill will restore a police officer’s integrity and allows ticket issuance where appropriate, not where demanded. And it prevents an officer from being forced to provide a source of sustainable revenue on his employer’s behalf.”
Johnson: Holy says the majority of officers today are under immense pressure to perform. Revenue-based policing, he says, is one reason why.
House Bill 2399 passed 95 to 2, and now heads to the Senate.
Ruth Johnson, Olympia.
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