Police probe '25 and Home' traffic ticket quota
Last Updated: Friday, December 15, 2006 | 9:00 AM ET
A ticket quota scheme involving police officers at a Rexdale station who were allowed to go home early after writing 25 traffic tickets is being investigated by senior management.
The "25 and Home policy" came to light Wednesday during an unrelated police disciplinary hearing for one of the officers at 23 Division.
Insp. Kimberley Greenwood of 23 Division has decided to look into whether officers who left early under the policy continued to bill for hours remaining on their shifts.
Earlier this week, the inspector insisted officers used hours from their banked leave.
Police management have known about the policy for more than a year and say they quashed the quota in 2005.
The policy was made public at a disciplinary hearing for a 30-year veteran of the force, Sgt. David Deviney, whose relationship with his commander broke down after he complained about the policy.
Requests for comment from internal affairs and police Chief Bill Blair's office have been repeatedly turned down by Toronto police media relations.