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Police Body-Cam Footage Shows Officers Violating Homeless Policy

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Body-camera footage shows Tabitha Bass and Chetwyn Archer arrested without any offer of shelter. Miami Police are required to offer homeless people shelter before arresting them for misdemeanors. Those rules are a result of a 1988 lawsuit brought by more than 5,000 homeless Miamians. Bass died a few weeks after spending three nights in jail. Advocates say the improper arrest contributed to her death.

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