Project Safe Surrender In Brooklyn Gives Minor Offenders The Chance To Be Forgiven

April 7, 2012 12:00 AM

Project Safe Surrender In Brooklyn Gives Minor Offenders The Chance To Be Forgiven
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s called Project Safe Surrender, and it helps people with outstanding warrants.

They’re called C-Summons and warrants, and residents in the five boroughs can get one if they walk their dog without a leash, have an open container of alcohol or stay in a park after it closes.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports

The Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn held a unique event called Project Safe Surrender on Saturday, where dozens of people with C-Summons and warrants had the opportunity to see a judge and get their minor offenses forgiven.

“People tend to take them lightly,” spokesperson Ruth Morrison told WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall, “They may forget that they have a C-Summons, and if they go beyond the date of expiration, then that C-Summons turns into a warrant "

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