Bradford Era Still Awaiting Right To Know Request

The Bradford Era is still waiting for police to turn over alleged emails setting quotas for arrests

Bradford Era

By MARCIE SCHELLHAMMER

The Bradford Era will be waiting a little longer to see whether the Pennsylvania State Police will turn over alleged e-mails setting quotas for arrests.

The Era made a Right To Know request on May 25, asking for alleged e-mails sent from the Punxsutawney Troop C headquarters to area police barracks. The e-mails allegedly contain quotas for the number of arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, the number of warning notices to be written, the number of seat belt violators to be ticketed and the number of people to be stopped for speeding.

Quotas are illegal in Pennsylvania since a 1981 law banning the practice of directly or indirectly suggesting an individual police officer should issue a certain number of traffic citations.

The state’s Right to Know law sets a five-day time period for response from an agency. Read original article here


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