- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Kennewick police says it has launched an internal investigation after one of its officers was recorded on video in a heated exchange with three people during a traffic stop in late March.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/IHdwlF ) Officer Glenn Ball is heard saying on the video that there are expectations of so many arrests or tickets a month. He asks the group, “So would you like to be part of my quota tonight?”

Kennewick Sgt. Ken Lattin says officers are not expected to make a certain number of arrests or issue a certain number of tickets a month.

He says the way that Ball, a 21-year veteran, talks to the group is not the way officers should treat citizens.

The nighttime video was taken by the younger brother of 20-year-old Omar Abarca, who along with a cousin was stopped March 31.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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