Whittier Police Officers Say They Were Forced to Meet Ticket, Arrest Quotas in Lawsuit

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Six Whittier police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas.

A parking ticket is seen on the windshield of a FedEx truck in San Francisco in this file photo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A parking ticket is seen on the windshield of a FedEx truck in San Francisco in this file photo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officers Jim Azpilicueta, Anthony Gonzalez, Mike Rosario, Nancy Ogle, Steve Johnson and Cpl. Joseph Rivera say they spoke out against the quotas, which they claim were imposed by the Whittier Police Department in 2008, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The officers said their “careers have been materially and adversely affected, and irreparably harmed” by the city.

City Manager Jim Collier and Whittier police spokesman Officer John Scoggins declined to comment and said they had not seen the lawsuit.

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