With the coronavirus literally changing the landscape of our nation, and causing pandemonium by the minute, Philadelphia police have also issued it’s officers and law enforcement authorities instructions that could indeed cause uncertainty amongst its own jurisdictions.
Philadelphia authorities have modified their existing ramifications enforcing their officers to not make arrest for non-violent crimes.
Why would they make these amendments you may ask? The reasoning behind these measures are due to the corona virus outbreak that is rapidly spreading across the world at a fast pace.
Philly PD clarified their news release stating,
“a person that would ordinarily be arrested and processed at a detective division, will now be temporarily detained for the purpose of confirming identity, as well as completion of required paperwork. At a later date that person will be arrested to an arrest warrant.”
This means a person that is committing or has committed a non-violent crime would be detained and issued an arrest warrant to be detained for a future date. Moreover, if a individual potentially sold a ounce of weed (non-violent) and busted for the crime they would be detained for a short duration of time and processed at a later date.
A list of the crimes were provided to FOX 29 Steve Keeley who revealed the ramifications.
- all narcotics offenses
- theft from persons
- theft from auto
This may seem unreal, but authorities are taking what may seem like, drastic measures to keep their officers safe from non-violent crimes.
Doesn’t this sound like real life GTA …
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