Nearly half (48.5 percent) of people arrested for misdemeanors in New York City in 2014 were arrested outside of their home precincts—a finding that raises questions about the efficacy of the neighborhood policing strategy for both police and prosecutors, according to a report released today by the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
"(The) principles of neighborhood policing focus on building strong relationships with community members with the goal of lowering crime . . .
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