Monday, October 20, 2008
Austin to implement a cite and release policy
Some time ago I wrote about why the police should issue citations with a promise to appear (cite and release) for some minor offenses. According to this article from the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Police Department will begin implementing just such a plan. Under the proposal, officers would cite and release citizens accused of driving on a suspended license, possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana; and criminal mischief, graffiti and theft charges when the damage is less than $500.