Attorney General Proposes Nixing Some Preliminary Examinations

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

Attorney General Mike Cox is proposing eliminating preliminary examinations for less serious offenses. Cox says it would allow police more time on the street.

Cox unveiled his plan Wednesday, rallying with police and prosecutors from around the state. It's being called the "More Cops on the Street" proposal and would reform Michigan's criminal justice system to axe preliminary examinations for people with less serious offenses like shoplifting.

The ACLU opposes the plan. The Attorney General plans to submit it to lawmakers soon.


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