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Waldo Disbands Police Force in Tiny Speed Trap Town Amid Legal Issues

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 07:27 PM

The police force has been disbanded in Waldo, Florida, a tiny town with a big speed trap reputation.

On Tuesday, the Waldo City Council voted 4-1 to eliminate the department just weeks after the chief and interim chief resigned because of state investigations into many issues, including an illegal ticket quota, The Associated Press reported.

City Manager Kim Worley told The Gainesville Sun that a Florida Department of Law Enforcement audit found many expensive computer and facilities fixes were needed, a cost the small town cannot afford.

The move follows a revolt by five Waldo officers, who said that evidence was being stored improperly by the department's interim chief and that they were forced to meet an illegal ticket quota.

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