Recent Crime News
Friday May 22 | via MassLive.com
The district attorney for Essex County has told the Gloucester police chief that his department may not offer heroin users medical treatment instead of prosecution if they voluntarily surrender at the police station, according to published reports. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello made headlines across the country earlier this month when he announced a change in departmental police. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via Boston.com
After a police chief made national headlines for promising drug addicts that he wouldn't arrest them if they sought help, the district attorney is saying: not so fast. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello announced in a Facebook post on May 4 that his department was no longer going to treat opiate addiction like a crime but instead like a disease. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Externals
Here's a story of a police department that's getting it right, making a big move to protect and serve the citizenry. Instead of focusing their drug policies around punishment, they've implemented a plan that will help addicts who want to dump the habit. Comment?
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