NJ Cops Sues Department Over Policy That Profiles Young Drivers For Ticket Quotas

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Officer: Bosses Target Young Drivers, Want Ticket Quotas

” A cop who said he refuses to profile young drivers for tickets has filed a lawsuit saying he’s been passed over for promotions and overtime because of his actions.

  Patrolman Robert Wysokowski, 43, of the Mendham Township Police Department filed suit Wednesday in Superior Court here under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act, also known as the Whistleblower Law. He seeks promotion to sergeant, punitive and compensatory damages for “all lost benefits, wages and rights,” and damages for emotional distress.

  Wysokowski contends that he has consistently met department standards on enforcement of motor vehicle laws but beginning in 2005, under now-former Police Chief Thomas Costanza, he was told he had to “increase his numbers.” The suit said that in 2005, Steven Crawford, who was then a sergeant but now is chief, advised Wysokowski to “seek out and target younger…

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