- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Everett city officials are considering a plan to have some low-level offenders clean up the city instead of spending time in jail.

KIRO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/7nZLfo ) under a city proposal, cases of people facing potential charges or charges in municipal court would be reviewed by city prosecutors for a work crew program instead.

If the city council approves the plan, those people would sweep sidewalks and clean roads and storm drains. If they complete the program, charges would be dropped.

The program would cost taxpayers money for people to oversee it and supervise workers.

Everett lead prosecutor Hil Kaman says the work would be a form of community restitution.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttps://www.kirotv.com/index.html

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