NYPD Ready to Stop Pot Arrests


pot-marijuanaThe Big Apple may soon light up with less fear. The NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio are set to implement a new policy that would stop cops from arresting people for low-level possession of marijuana. Instead of arrests, New Yorkers caught with weed will be issued a summons.

The policy change would dramatically reduce the number of arrests for pot possession, which is reportedly one of de Blasio’s goals.

Pot arrests tend to lead to tensions between police and minorities, with blacks and Hispanics comprising 86 percent of low-level marijuana arrests this year.

De Blasio and Commissioner Bill Bratton are set to announce the details of the new policy later. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}