Police in Philadelphia have been ordered to cease arrests of criminals for ‘non-violent’ offenses like burglary, vandalism, and car theft. As The Daily Mail reports:
Police officers in Philadelphia have been ordered to delay arresting suspects for non-violent crimes to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The new, temporary policy calls for people arrested for petty crimes like theft or breaking and entering to be detained, and police can take their information and initiate paperwork. The suspect will be arrested later on a warrant.
The policy is meant to minimize the contact Philadelphia police officers make with suspects.
The move is similar to those being taken by other police departments across the country in an attempt to curb the spread of Coronavirus.