Rumors of a Ticket Slowdown
- Aurora police officers have been issuing fewer tickets in recent weeks to protest the suburb's Human Relations Commission and its proposed subpoena powers, sources said.
After an Aurora police union meeting March 13, many patrol officers decided to give tickets only when absolutely necessary as a way to object to the commission's proposed ability to subpoena police officers, sources say.
The commission would hear complaints from residents who feel they were wronged by an individual or group, including the cops.
It is common knowledge that General Orders prohibit any sort of work action or advocating a work action. It is grounds for immediate suspension and dismissal from the force. We can only figure that it's because it might actually impact municipal operations in some way, shape or form if the ticket revenue stream suddenly suffered an interruption and goodness knows we can't let police officers have that power in the City that Works. But we can't find anything that says we can't discuss what other police departments are doing and say to ourselves, "Hmmm."
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