Parking Ticket Quotas in L.A. Are for Real, Traffic Officer Says

There’s incentive to write borderline tickets, Randolph says, but there are no consequences for an officer who has been caught writing bogus ones. The department figures that even borderline violations won’t be challenged by most people, Randolph said.

“They feel people will cave in and not adjudicate them,” he said. “They hope that.”

He retired in February and has decided not only to speak out but to put his name to his claims.

“They knew I would open my mouth,” Randolph says. “But it’s all true. I’m getting text messages from former fellow employees saying, ‘Why would you want to tell the real truth here?’ I wanted to go on the record so that the public knew about it.”

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