08/07/2010

Ga. cops conducting ticket furlough?

Officers' blog promotes protest against pay cuts, with slowdown allegedly costing county about $1.75 million in two months

By Megan Matteucci
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb County police officers are fighting back against pay cuts and hitting the county where it hurts: revenue. Records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that officers wrote 30 percent fewer traffic tickets last month compared with July of 2009.

Last month, the AJC reported that officers were calling for a ticket furlough to protest the county's unpaid holidays. Officers, who have promoted the protest on a DeKalb police blog, said they are issuing more warnings for speeding and other violations.

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