Four New York state district attorneys announced Monday that they support a “cite and release” approach toward offenses posing “no physical threat to the community” and the release of inmates particularly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Brooklyn’s Eric Gonzalez, Albany County’s David Soares and Ulster County’s David Clegg joined a nationwide group including 27 prosecutors from outside New York who say they’re open to major changes as the virus continues to spread in the United States.

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