Fri, Mar 22, 2013
By Ryan Book
A Brooklyn police chief testified on Friday to setting quotas on arrests and stop-and-frisks at his precinct. Deputy Chief Michael Marino said that he set the standards at the 75th Precinct because he felt upon his arrival at the station that officers were not being diligent enough, and that the quota would be positive for the community. The quotas called for at least 10 summonses, one arrest and two “good” stop-and-frisks on a monthly basis. Marino’s testimony was in relation to a $50 million dollar suit against the city from Adrian Schoolcraft, who was fired when he brought the quotas to the attention of higher-ups.
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