Traffic Tickets - December 2008
Traffic Tickets Performance Audit
Released December 2008
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The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee requested our office audit traffic and parking tickets processed by Municipal Court.
City officials questioned whether all of the Atlanta Police Department’s tickets were being filed with the Municipal Court and whether the data was being entered into the system promptly.
Municipal Court management offered the following explanations for why reported fiscal year 2007 ticket revenue was significantly less than budgeted:
- police were writing fewer tickets
- police were failing to turn in all tickets written and
- police were making errors that caused tickets to be rejected.