BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The police chief in a small Alabama town that received about half its municipal revenue from fines and forfeitures linked to aggressive traffic enforcement resigned following a report about the practice.

Mike Jones, the chief of police in the Jefferson County town of Brookside, quit following a story by

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The report detailed how he turned the department into a traffic trap that by 2020 that relied on income from ticketing people for minor and questionable offenses on Interstate 22.

A statement from Debbie Keedy, who works as clerk of the town of roughly 1,250 people, says Jones resigned on Tuesday.