By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Ordinance could ban criminal perpetrators from public places


July 20, 2016

City Attorney Robert Snyder is preparing a draft ordinance for the City Council’s consideration that will allow the city to exclude people from public property if they commit violations or crimes on the public property.

The city passed a similar law in 2015 to apply to the city’s parks, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn, who recommended to the Public Safety Committee on June 28 that the law be expanded to include other publicly owned property.

The idea is that someone who commits a crime or violation can be arrested for criminal trespass, said City Attorney Robert Snyder. It’s something...

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