See Why Nampa PD Share Frustration With Lack Of Accountability
Nampa, Idaho - The Nampa Police Department shared a community message this morning and they sound frustrated with what's happening in their community especially when it comes to gang activity. They also included several timelines of four local repeat offenders, and after looking at them I would be frustrated too!
In the press release the Nampa Police Department talked about they want the community to understand that there are several factors involved with getting criminals off of the streets. "The public, police, prosecutors, courts, jails and prisons, and probation and parole are all vital to the process of combatting crime. If there is a breakdown in any one of these areas, it disrupts the process of identifying, apprehending, and holding accountable those who would do harm in our community."
The Nampa Police Department continued to share that they need the prosecutors to evaluate violed offenders and assign them firm and appropriate charges that address the problems of violence and continued with "Courts need to sentence violent offenders, both juvenile and adult, to appropriate sentences that keep violent offenders away from society. Violent gang offenders should not receive reduced sentences, and the courts and detention facilities should not be prematurely releasing these inmates on probation or parole."
As you can see by these timelines these police officers, detectives, and the Nampa Police Department are doing all they can to keep these criminals off the street, but end up right back out into the community. The Nampa Police Department knows this isn't anything new "Violent offenders are being arrested in our community weekly for drugs, stolen property, assault, and other violent crimes, only to be released back onto our streets within days. This revolving door is not new, but it must become the focus of a community-wide effort if we really want to suppress violent crime in our community."
In a strong statement that needs to be heard by the people in the judicial system, the press release said "This lack of accountability is impacting our community" and they aren't wrong. These people need to be held accountable for their actions and not just allowed back into society.
You can read the entire press release at the bottom of the page.
As a community, we need to help support these police officers who are continuing to put their lives on the line and end up crossing paths with the same violent offenders. The only way these gang-related crimes will stop is with the criminals behind bars.