PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Two Palm Beach
police officers have been suspended without pay after, investigators
say, they wrote too many tickets.
These suspensions come after one officer was fired for the same reason earlier this year.
Officer Christopher Beesley will be
suspended for one week while Officer William Rothrock will be suspended
for two weeks, according to Palm Beach police officials.
Beesley more than doubled his tickets in a
one month span early this year from January to February, while Rothrock
more than tripled his total in the same time span.
The spike in tickets happened a month after the Palm Beach Town Council voted to cut police pensions.
Both Beesley and Rothrock said they let the council's decision affect their work in part leading to their ticket writing.
On June 5, officer William Eaton was fired for writing too many tickets. Eaton wrote 115 tickets in 16 days earlier this year.
Eaton's attorney says a bonus system was
set up to reward high performing officers paying up to a $6,000 bonus at
the end of the year for performance. Eaton is currently trying to get
his job back.
Beesley and Rothrock were working yesterday.
Palm Beach public safety director Kirk Blouin said it's not yet determined when the officers' suspensions will take place.
on Jul. 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM