Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says his office will no longer accept warrant requests tied to charging someone for walking in a city street.
He says in the past, police officers have used the ordinance to uncover potential crimes, like illegal drug possession or outstanding warrants.
Leyton says enforcement of something as minor as walking in the street is potentially selective and subjective.
“I suspect that far more African Americans are being burdened by being stopped in the street for walking as opposed to Caucasians. To me that’s unconstitutional,” says Leyton.