"Yes, I do feel that way," says Rigaud,

McEvoy makes it clear that numbers are everything in the NYPD. "In the police department in 2010, a lot of what you're evaluated on is by an activity by numbers," he says. "I always tell them personally everything's all about numbers, numbers, numbers."

He upbraids Rigaud for having no stop-and-frisks and just two arrests for the year, though Rigaud was assigned to long stretches of security and paperwork duty where arrests are rare. "What I look for in a month is one collar a month," he says.

Clifford Rigaud recorded his police bosses haranguing him to make unwritten quotas of arrests, summonses, and stop-and-frisks.
Caleb Ferguson
Clifford Rigaud recorded his police bosses haranguing him to make unwritten quotas of arrests, summonses, and stop-and-frisks.

McEvoy claims he's not establishing quotas, and then does so anyway. "I don't really put a number on things. But if the number citywide and in the precinct is 15 summonses, then 15 summonses," he says.

He goes on to say he wants an arrest a month, noting that this has been a requirement throughout his 20-year career. "Let's say it was the rule."

In the end, McEvoy sided with Margolis' evaluation.

As for Rigaud, he's looking at years of litigation, when he would rather be patrolling the streets. "It's been nothing but a nightmare," he says.

grayman@villagevoice.com

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