D.C. Police Chief Says Decrim Makes Cops’ Jobs Easier

DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier
DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier

Despite raising concerns with the decriminalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C. before it was enacted, the top cop in the nation’s capital now says the policy makes police officers’ jobs easier.

Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, told NewsChannel 8 on Tuesday that decriminalization “saves us from having to charge someone for small amounts of marijuana now, because it really never was productive to begin with.”

Now that officers don’t have to spend time making arrests, “it’s a little bit easier for us,” she said.

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