FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Attorneys for Walter Scott's family, Justin T. Bamberg answers questions during a news conference after a bail hearing for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in Charleston, S.C. South Carolina legislator, Rep. Justin Bamberg, wants to bar law enforcement agencies from setting traffic ticket quotas or evaluating officers by the number of citations they write, saying that forces officers to pull people over for minor violations. Bamberg, an attorney for the family of Walter Scott, points to ex-officer Michael Slager’s own defense attorney saying his client wouldn’t have stopped Scott in the first place – for a broken third brake light – if not for quotas.
FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Attorneys for Walter Scott's family, Justin T. Bamberg answers questions during a news conference after a bail hearing for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in Charleston, S.C. South Carolina legislator, Rep. Justin Bamberg, wants to bar law enforcement agencies from setting traffic ticket quotas or evaluating officers by the number of citations they write, saying that forces officers to pull people over for minor violations. Bamberg, an attorney for the family of Walter Scott, points to ex-officer Michael Slager’s own defense attorney saying his client wouldn’t have stopped Scott in the first place – for a broken third brake light – if not for quotas. Stephen B. Morton AP
FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Attorneys for Walter Scott's family, Justin T. Bamberg answers questions during a news conference after a bail hearing for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in Charleston, S.C. South Carolina legislator, Rep. Justin Bamberg, wants to bar law enforcement agencies from setting traffic ticket quotas or evaluating officers by the number of citations they write, saying that forces officers to pull people over for minor violations. Bamberg, an attorney for the family of Walter Scott, points to ex-officer Michael Slager’s own defense attorney saying his client wouldn’t have stopped Scott in the first place – for a broken third brake light – if not for quotas. Stephen B. Morton AP

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January 11, 2016 6:43 PM

South Carolina lawmaker would prohibit traffic ticket quotas

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