LAPD reduces many violations to infractions

imagesCA8GHGZJIf you drive without a license or use a fake ID to buy alcohol, you’ll no longer face a criminal charge in Los Angeles.  LAPD sent out an internal memo, dated July 25, that was sent to commanding officers detailing 91 violations that are now considered infractions instead of misdemeanors.

That means the violations won’t appear in U.S. Department of Justice criminal records, and they no longer figure into department crime statistics tracking misdemeanors and felonies.

City attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox says the change is an effort to make the system more efficient and save taxpayer dollars. He says such offenses were usually downgraded to infractions upon review anyway.

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