Quotas in the NYPD still exist for arrests and summonses in violation of a 2010 state ban on the practice, on-the-job officers told the NBC New York I-Team, despite Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's repeated insistence there are no quotas.
The 10 officers who spoke to the I-Team are plaintiffs, along with two other officers, in a federal class-action lawsuit that claims the NYPD is continuing to pursue illegal quotas and is punishing officers who don’t meet numerical goals.
Bratton insists the department's policies are focused on the quality of arrests and summonses, not the quantity.
"There are no numerical quotas in the NYPD. However, we expect our members to do their jobs. Just like any other organization, there are performance standards through which employees are evaluated. Our officers and supervisors are evaluated according to how effectively and appropriately they address the conditions within their area of responsibility," the NYPD said in a statement.