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Police Department "In Turmoil" After Most Of The Department Quit

•, Dawn Luger

According to WBRZ, the Police Department in the Town of Slaughter in Louisiana is in "turmoil" after the Chief and the majority of his department called it quits. All of this follows stories by the Investigative Unit that showed Slaughter Mayor Robert Jackson had a quota system where he wanted police officers to write 40 tickets per month. Officers said they would not enforce it. Chief Walter Smith said that once most of the law enforcement officers walked out, he decided it was right for him to leave as well. With a mass exodus of almost everyone in his department, he said it was hard to do his job. "Everyone I had working here when you talked to me last (two months ago) no longer is," Smith said. But there are no tickets being written, as eight police cruisers remain parked. There's also no incoming extortion revenue for the overzealous mayor who tried to enforce a quota on cops who find that wrong.

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