As noted here earlier this week, suspended NYPD officer Adhyl Polanco testified Tuesday in the landmark Floyd vs. City of New York trial that his supervisors pushed quotas for stop-and-frisk searches and arrests. Polanco's statements came the same day that an audio recording, leaked to The Nation, revealed that the police union colluded with NYPD on setting a monthly quota of 20 summonses and one arrest per officer. While the NYPD has denied operating a quota system -- which would be illegal -- yet another cop has come forward to testify that quotas are very much at work. Via Raw Story:
A second New York Police Department officer confirmed Wednesday that the department’s management continued using a system of quotas for arrests and citations even after the legislature explicitly banned the practice.
Appearing in court to give testimony in a class action lawsuit against the NYPD, officer Pedro Serrano, 43, said he was labeled a “rat” for refusing to bring in the 20 citations and one arrest per month required of him.
“They said, ‘Hey, this is the way it is, you can’t fight a losing battle,’” he said on the witness stand