“The safest big city in America is taking yet another step toward being the fairest big city in America by clearing more than 644,000 warrants for low-level, non-violent offenses committed at least 10 years ago. These warrants can derail lives, disrupt families, and lead to job loss and missed opportunity to contribute meaningfully to society. We are all safer when our police officers are focused on preventing crime and arresting dangerous criminals instead of processing the arrests of those who pose no threat to public safety.
“I want to thank our partners in law enforcement, especially the NYPD and the District Attorneys, for keeping our city safe and making it fairer as we continue to drive crime to record lows and deepen trust between police and the communities they serve. I also want to thank Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for her advocacy on this and other crucial criminal justice initiatives.”