The Village of Calverton Park, tucked between Florissant and Ferguson in north St. Louis County, is now among area municipalities that have held amnesty courts. But very few people took advantage of the opportunity this weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, people could come into Calverton Park’s Municipal Court and clear the village’s outstanding warrants for their arrests. Warrants issued for traffic violations were recalled at no cost, and warrants for crimes such as DWI’s were recalled for a bond of $100.
However, only 8 or 9 people had shown up by noon on Sunday.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a plan that would make it easier for police to get search warrants. A proposal in the state legislature would allow police and judges to talk over an online video chat. Currently most warrants have to be obtained in person.