DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to supporting “cite and release” for all eligible crimes.
This means some suspects accused of misdemeanors won’t go to jail.READ MORE: Mother's Day Rush Highlights Staffing Shortages At North Texas Restaurants
Not only does the resolution state it would ease the burden on jails and keep law enforcement free to handle more violent crimes, it adds that minor offenses often lead to disproportionate enforcement in minority communities.READ MORE: Body Of Elderly Man Recovered From Joe Pool Lake
The resolution could cut down on the need for arrests and even possible confrontations that could turn deadly.
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