Not only Philly but other big cities doing likewise, some releasing prisoners.
Philadelphia police will make significant modifications to the department's protocol involving arrests, following guidance to mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus, officials announced on Tuesday.
Effective Tuesday, arrests for most non-violent offenses will only be made pursuant to an arrest warrant that will be served at a later date.
"This means that a person, who 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," police said in a statement. "At a later date, that person will be arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant."
I carry a gun because I'm to young to die and to old to take a ass whipping.
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Reason: Duplicate post of what Dogface posted, should delete but don't know how...