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2 officers sue Shreveport, claim arrest quotas set

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago September 07, 2013 Sep 7, 2013 Saturday, September 07 2013 September 07, 2013 12:06 PM in News
By: Associated Press

SHREVEPORT - Two Shreveport police officers are suing the city and the police chief, saying the police department sets quotas to measure how many traffic stops and arrests its officers are making.

The suit, which represents only one side of a legal argument, also says officers who make their quota receive rewards such as preferred days off when schedules are set.

Mayor Cedric Glover tells the Shreveport Times that he won't comment on the specific claims in the lawsuit. But he says that no part of city government uses quotas to reward or punish any employee.

The newspaper reported Friday that the lawsuit was filed Aug. 9 in Caddo District Court by Cpl. Stephen Masson and Cpl. Michael Hayes.



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