Posted April 12, 2018 1:00 pm by Comments

By John Dempsey

Citizens are stopped on a daily basis by the police for speeding. Some drivers take responsibility, some get argumentative. The result is either a traffic citation or a warning citation. Motorists can also receive traffic tickets if they’re involved in a traffic collision. In most cases, a ticket does get issued. While some police departments allow officers discretion–is it really worth it to issue citations for traffic accidents with little damage?–others have a blanket policy to write tickets for all offenders in traffic collisions. As a result, police departments often times get criticized for being “ticket happy.”

In Alpharetta, Georgia Officer Daniel Capps was fired for not issuing a traffic ticket to the party at fault, Charles Westover, in a traffic collision. There was minimal damage to the bumper of the other vehicle, and Capps decided it wasn’t enough to warrant a ticket. This ultimately led to his termination from the department.
The news report doesn’t say if Officer Capps completed a wreck report or not. However, it does mention that the other driver didn’t want Westover ticketed. Traffic accident reports already have a section that designate the party who caused the accident based on the evidence collected on …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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