San Francisco Prosecutors To Stop Prosecuting People Who Have Been Cited For Sleeping On The Streets

San Francisco Chronicle-


The San Francisco district attorney’s office has hit the brakes on charging people who have been cited for sleeping on the city’s streets and in other public areas.

District attorney spokesman Alex Bastian said the office suspended new prosecutions of such citations last month after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that cities can’t charge people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go.

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