- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six Whittier police officers are suing the department, claiming they were punished for challenging illegal ticket quotas.

The Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1KmOLv2 ) says the suit was filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

It alleges that in 2008 the suburban Police Department set quotas for issuing traffic tickets and citations, even though quotas violate California’s vehicle code.

The suit says officers who refused to participate or complained to supervisors and the Internal Affairs Division were punished in various ways, including being transferred and having negative reports placed in their files.

City Manager Jeffrey Collier calls the lawsuit unfortunate but he and police spokesman John Scoggins otherwise declined to comment.

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