"Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses," the newspaper's trade union source said.
All police officers have been ordered to register the number of arrests and summonses for low-level crimes, including public drunkenness or public nuisance, and note them in special "activity sheets," according to the New York Post.
This measure followed the New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's order after a 90 percent drop in tickets issued after December 20, 2014. New York City police officers have, in effect, almost stopped issuing tickets for nonviolent crimes in the wake of recent protests against alleged abuse of power by police.
Mass protests across the United States in response to police brutality erupted after the killings of unarmed people by law enforcement and subsequent grand jury decisions not to indict the officers responsible. The killings by white policemen of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, both black and unarmed, received heavy media coverage across the United States.