Police Department's no-report accident policy reduces tickets, raises concerns

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:41 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

COLUMBIA — A 2009 Columbia police procedural change that lets officers walk away from non-injury accidents without writing a report has resulted in a 48 percent decrease in the number of tickets written for moving violations resulting in an accident.