Yes that is and that's very interesting. When there are quota systems there will be those issues. A former chief of police in my town said publicly that his officers weren't writing enough tickets, they weren't meeting their quotas. Then there were cops everywhere harrassing people for nothing; I once got a seatbelt ticket on my residential street as I was pulling out of my driveway! I always wear my seatbelt, and put it on after backing out. I said, are you seriously giving me this ticket? He said, ok I'll give you a warning this time. It's all about revenue. Glad your case got dropped, but how much did it cost you in time, money and aggravation; not to mention getting it off your record?<quoted text>Utah State Trooper Lisa Steed, recently honored for making record numbers of DWI arrests, has been fired and is facing a class-action lawsuit by dozens of innocent people who are claiming they were falsely arrested and convicted of DWI. Many of her victims were non-drinkers who were stopped with no probable cause at DWI checkpoints. Evidence shows that scores of breathalyzer and blood test BAC results were inflated and falsely reported by this officer. There is another cop in Chicago facing similar accusations. Having been the victim of a false DWI arrest in North Carolina (whose case was eventually dismissed with an apology from the Court) I'm willing to bet this is a common practice among many cops.
Also, I am against checkpoints, red light cameras and giving police power to pull people over for seatbelts; it's a way to harrass people.