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Safe Surrender event allows non-violent criminals to surrender | News


Metro police said 61 people took advantage of today’s program. Twenty-eight of these people had outstanding warrants. 24 of them were able to leave after meeting the judge.

The program will continue this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Galilee Church, 2021 Herman Street in Nashville.

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Davidson County men and women wanted for non-violent crimes have a second chance if they surrender.

This “safe delivery” is for anyone who is non-violent, willing to accept responsibility for their crime.

Inside today, the Metro Nashville Police Department and District Attorney’s Office will get warrants for people who come in, review it, and see if this is a case that they plan to continue.

In doing so, some cases will be recalled and closed immediately if they do not plan to continue.

DA Glenn Funk says if it is a case they will be prosecuted, offenders will be registered and dealt with at church, defense lawyers will meet with them, and if they can resolve the case on the spot. , they will not have to go back to court.

The target here is things like first-time shoplifting, simple possession of a controlled substance, or driving on the road without a license.

The prosecutor says most people don’t shy away from the law, but may have missed their court date and are afraid to surrender because they don’t know how long they could be in jail.

It is also an opportunity for warrant officers and offenders to avoid an unpleasant encounter.

“By having the opportunity to travel safely to a place like a place of worship here in the Galilee,” says DA Glenn Funk. “… So obviously that will be a safe way for people to get there. “

The men and women of Davidson County wanted for non-violent crimes, including failing to appear in court, will soon be offered a unique opportunity to get a second chance.

For most misdemeanors, when the case cannot be resolved, they will likely agree to bail. We just give them a new court date and they leave the church to go home.

This two-day event begins Friday at the Galileo Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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