New Jersey

Local Jersey Cops Claim Police Chief Setting Aggressive Ticketing Quoteas

Police in East Orange complain

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"Creative writing," is how one East Orange police lieutenant described a typical day on the job. In order to tally a high number of tickets he might break up a fight just over the Newark border and report it occurred in East Orange, issue jaywalking tickets or cite a parent who has double-parked outside an elementary school to run in to pick up her child.

Anything to fill what he describes as his ticket quota.