In Lansing, 50 misdemeanor cases dropped after city ordinances expire
City prosecutors in Lansing recently dropped 50 misdemeanor cases after the city council accidentally let hundreds of ordinances expire last year.
The Lansing State Journal reportsthat as a result, the defendants in those cases won't be prosecuted at any level.
According to city officials, the alleged crimes were non-violent. The most common charges were trespassing and providing false information to a police officer.
In February, officials discovered the city council had missed a 10-year deadline to renew at least 100 local laws.