South Carolina lawmaker would prohibit traffic ticket quotas

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who doubles as an attorney for the family of a police shooting victim is offering solutions to what advocates call "predatory policing" policies, which pressure officers to generate revenue by ticketing citizens for minor offenses.

Rep. Justin Bamberg wants to prohibit law enforcement agencies in the state from setting traffic ticket quotas, or evaluating officers by the number of citations they write. A companion bill would prohibit cities and counties from approving budgets that depend on future revenue from traffic fines.