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4/3/2005
Baltimore Cops End Quota System
Baltimore, Maryland has ended its quota-like performance evaluation system.

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The city of Baltimore, Maryland ended a controversial performance evaluation system for police officers on Friday. The system had the same effect as a quota by punishing officers who failed to issue enough tickets or make enough arrests.

The move was made after a meeting between city council members and police officials. Baltimore's police Commissioner Leonard Hamm agreed to take 30 days to come up with recommendations on how to evaluate officers.

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Brown said there is more to the program than the statistics form; officers are also evaluated on such criteria as appearance, tardiness and citizens' comments about an individual officer.
Source: City's police ending reviews (Baltimore Sun, 4/2/2005)

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