Justice Marijuana: Brooklyn DA and New York police at odds on minor crimes (+video)

Brooklyn's new DA says his office will dismiss low-level marijuana crimes, which 'weigh down the criminal justice system.' But NYPD Commissioner Bratton says policing procedures will not change.

By , Staff Writer

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Brooklyn’s district attorney announced Tuesday that, starting immediately, his office will begin to dismiss most low-level pot possession crimes, simultaneously advancing the national acceptance of recreational marijuana use while creating a policy dissonance with the NYPD.