Friday, May 02, 2014

Committee to evaluate implementation of cite-and-summons statute

The Texas House County Affairs Committee on Monday will consider a couple of criminal-justice related interim charges that may interest Grits readers:
  • Continue oversight of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and issues jails currently face, including the mental health of those in jail, and make recommendations for refinement or improvement of processes and programs.
  • Determine which counties have implemented a cite-and-summons policy, whether the policy has been effective in lessening overcrowding in county jails, and whether those cited by peace officers comply with the policy.
Grits will be particularly interested in the evaluation of the cite-and-summons policy. The hearing will be broadcast online beginning at 10 a.m. Monday morning.

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Anonymous said...

As will I. You going to stop by and listen?

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Probably can't, though I may watch it online.