A whistleblowing cop says his Bronx precinct is ruled by an elaborate, color-coded quota system tracking the number of arrests, summonses and "stop-and-frisks" logged by each officer.
In a civil-rights suit filed yesterday, veteran cop Craig Matthews says the quota system in the 42nd Precinct "has pitted police officers against each other, straining professional relationships and diverting resources away from law-enforcement activities."
He says cops who don't "comply" with the program "have had their precinct lockers dislodged and overturned, with the lockers sometimes being placed in the shower or their locks being plastered shut."
"This practice of "locker flipping" has escalated to the point where on-duty police officers are now assigned to guard the precinct's locker room around the clock," court papers say. ...