City council members voted 10-to-5 to approve a “cite and release” program.
If a person is caught with less than 4 oz of weed, they face a misdemeanor citation and are given a date to show up in court. That's it! No more trips to jail!
Pete Schulte, a former police officer turned defense lawyer, doesn't think it's such a good idea though. “In a perfect world, if people were cited, they were released and they showed up to court and took care of their case, perfect. Chances of that happening maybe 10 percent of the time are slim to none.”
What do you think?