24-hour misdemeanor jail ends tonight

24-hour misdemeanor jail ends tonight

POSTED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 3:15pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 1:43pm

It’s been two weeks since the 24-hour jail was opened in Baton Rouge. Although many made their way downtown to pay their fine, others were placed under arrest.

“The number of arrests made by the Baton Rouge Police Department is quiet substantial,” Chief Dwayne White, BRPD, said.

So far there have been 367 arrests within the past two weeks for outstanding warrants and misdemeanor offenses. The Baton Rouge Police Department accounted for 194 of those arrests, which is roughly 53 percent.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Police Department and Baker Department consist of the remaining arrests. 

Tonight is the final night for the 24-hour misdemeanor jail.

“This is our second time conducting the initiative and in addition to the arrests, hundreds of people came to voluntarily clear up warrants,” Casey Rayborn Hicks, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, added. “We plan on doing this in the future and in the meantime, people should come take care of their warrants in order to avoid being arrested.”

The offical final numbers will be released on Monday.

  • EBRSO - 49
  • BRPD - 194
  • BAKER - 61
  • BRCC - 38
  • DPS - 9
  • ZACHARY - 6
  • LSU - 3
  • AIRPORT PD - 1
  • LSP - 1

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