The temporary policy will only apply to some misdemeanor offenses, with exceptions for domestic violence and DUIs, according to a release from MNPD. Offenders would only quality for citation if they are able to prove their identity. They would be then given a citation with a future booking date, during which they would be required to appear at the sheriff's office for booking.
The policy was also approved by the district attorney's office as well as local criminal courts, according to the release.
All persons who commit felony crimes will still be arrested and taken to jail, according to MNPD.