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LAPD to stop charging criminals for many offenses – HotAir

LAPD to stop charging criminals for many offenses – HotAir
Can't imagine how this could go disastrously wrong

(Daily Wire) The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will begin to implement a plan to divert some adults arrested for select misdemeanors and non-violent felonies “to community support programs in lieu of filing criminal charges, prosecution, and transportation to jail facilities.The announcement is rather vague in which offense will be eligible for “diversion,” only saying the would include “select misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.” But when you include non-violent felonies, that covers a lot of territory so we could potentially be talking about many, many crimes.County’s newly formed Alternatives to Incarceration Office (ATI), the initiative intends to “advance the County’s vision to provide care and treatment instead of jail whenever possible,” LAPD said.

City Attorney Mike Feuer are also part of the endeavor, formally known as the Alternatives to Incarceration Pre-Filing Diversion Program.This whole idea was cooked up by the county’s new Alternatives to Incarceration Office (ATI).

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