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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Police face backlog in issuing warrants

By Washington Post editors

More than 30,000 wanted felons are allowed to walk the streets due to regional police departments' backlog in serving warrants, which in some cases are so old they can no longer be prosecuted, WTOP reports.

There are more than 1,700 open felony warrants in Montgomery County, more than 2,200 in Fairfax County, almost 400 in D.C. and more than 26,000 in Prince George's County.

Many of these warrants are for felony murder, with about 100 open in Prince George's County and 30 in Montgomery County.

Read more about why felony warrants are not being issued at WTOP.

By Washington Post editors  | January 28, 2011; 12:58 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Virginia  
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let's be clear. In Prince George's county it's the sheriff's department that's responsible for serving warrants. NOT the police.

Posted by: pgcoresident | January 28, 2011 4:03 PM | Report abuse

let's be clear. In Prince George's county it's the sheriff's department that's responsible for serving warrants. NOT the police.

Posted by: pgcoresident | January 28, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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