The Manhattan district attorney is aiming to wipe out thousands of court summonses.
Cyrus Vance Jr. says there are 1.5 million open cases. More than half are more than a decade old, and most cases involve minor misconduct.
His goal is to erase at least 200,000 summonses by next month.
"The problem is that many of these folks are now afraid to deal with police, they’re afraid to apply for jobs that have a public agency aspect, and at the end of the day, we do not want to put resources devoted to these old cases that we believe don’t effect public safety," Vance said.
Vance says the NYPD supports the measure.