The NYPD Will Stop Making Arrests For Most Low-Level Offenses In Manhattan

The NYPD will no longer make arrests in Manhattan for low-level offenses such as public consumption of alcohol or public urination, and DA Cy Vance's office will no longer prosecute such cases: instead, individuals found committing such low-level offenses will receive summonses. The new policy will go into effect on March 7th, and is expected to keep approximately 10,000 cases from making it to Manhattan Criminal Court. [ more › ]

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