Police release figures on warrant-clearing event, saying they’ll do it again

The Long Beach Police Department is considering holding more warrant-clearing events in the future after officials were able to clear 99 warrants out of their system on Saturday, police said.

The four hour event was held to allow people with outstanding warrants for unpaid traffic and nonviolent misdemeanor fines to get a new Notice to Appear in court.

Of the 132 people who showed up, 73 had eligible warrants that could be cleared. Some of them had multiple warrants, leading to 99 being cleared from the LBPD system.

The other 59 people either had warrants from other agencies that could not be cleared by LBPD or did not have warrants at all. No one was arrested at the event, police said.

“The Long Beach Police Department was very pleased with the results, and anticipates holding another warrant clearing event in the future to assist the community in addressing their outstanding warrant situation,” the release said.


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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.