A lovely article from the AP reports that LA Deputies Held Arrest Contests
From the article:
Sheriff’s deputies have been competing in organized contests to see who could make the most arrests, who could impound the most cars and who could question the most gang members.
The contests were meant to boost morale and motivate deputies, but some observers are crying foul, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
One of the competitions, outlined in an internal Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department e-mail, was “Operation Any Booking.” The object of the contest was to see who could arrest the most people in a 24-hour period.
“It’s just a friendly competition to have a little fun out here,” said Lt. James Tatreau, who helped organize the events. “It’s a morale booster.” [full story]