A new state law could make it tougher to make sure that local cops are doing the job they’re supposed to be doing.
That law signed over the weekend by Governor Pat Quinn prohibits the use of traffic ticket quotas by law enforcement.
That law also says that police agencies cannot evaluate officers based on the number of tickets they write. Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says city police do not have a ticket quota… but says ticket activity has been used as one factor in evaluations.
He notes that some officers just don’t like writing tickets… and says the new law will make it more difficult to hold them accountable for that part of their job.