The Alton Police Amnesty Day was deemed a success by the department, as more people took advantage of the program than last time. Officials addressed a total of 358 cases at the Alton Law Enforcement Center on Saturday, which are 115 more cases than the last time the service was offered in 2013.
Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna says Amnesty Day didn’t erase the charge, but gives the offender a chance to reset the charge or warrant without the fear of being arrested or not being able to apply for a job:
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On site were Police Chief Jason Simmons and other officers, Madison County Judge Kyle Napp, four Assistant State’s Attorney’s, Alton City Attorney Megan Williams and five Clerks of the Court.