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City To Comment On New Police Policy On Homeless Camps

Posted July 27, 2004 9:15 a.m. EDT

— Homeless camps are on the agenda for Raleigh leaders Tuesday.

A city council subcommittee will offer comments on a new police policy regarding the camps.

Two Raleigh police officers were reprimanded for the way they dismantled a homeless camp in March. Pictures show officers cut down tents and scattered the remains.

A new policy requires officers to give the people living in camps 24 hours to tear them down themselves.

The changes also include officer training and working with local agencies and community groups to assist the homeless living in these camps, in terms of providing resources.

An officer has been assigned to a Wake County committee now working on a 10-year action plan to eliminate homelessness in Raleigh.