New Orleans City Council says they are looking at throwing out a majority of the city's outstanding municipal and traffic court warrants.
Council members said yesterday that the move would save the city over $2.5 million in prison costs.
According to the city, there are an estimated 56,000 outstanding warrants with some of them dating as far back as 2002.
Officials say they would be looking at dismissing warrants for victimless and nonviolent crimes like failure to appear, aggressive solicitation, and loitering.
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