East Baton Rouge Parish sets Dec. 5 amnesty day
BATON ROUGE- Anyone with outstanding misdemeanor warrants and traffic tickets in East Baton Rouge Parish can settle their affairs with the courts during an amnesty day scheduled Saturday, Dec. 5.
Judges and law enforcement will gather at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Gus Young Avenue.
District Attorney Hillar Moore III says judges will hold indigency hearings for those who are unable to pay fines; those who can pay will be able to do so without fear of arrest.
Meanwhile City Constable Reginald Brown is taking a different approach to clearing the city's 160,000 outstanding warrants. He's filed an amended 2016 budget request for $438,000 - $245,000 of which will be used to hire five new warrant verification deputies.