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Local police address crime in wake of COVID-19

Gary Jenkins, Pullman chief of police, said the department has minimized contact officers have with residents by writing tickets for some violations instead of making arrests.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

Crime in Pullman dropped sharply between March and May of this year, according to Gary Jenkins, Pullman Chief of Police. Jenkins said the department saw nearly a 29 percent drop in crime during the COVID-19 shutdown. Some reports mentioned concern about a rise in domestic violence cases. Jenkins sai...

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