(Canadian Police) Chief takes aim at city's drug addiction problem
Posted Feb 12 2009 12:00am
"Just weeks into his new job as [St. John's] police chief and Bill Reid is taking the gloves off. He's had enough of the current catch-and-release system that provides addicts no help after they're arrested for crime that's driven by their need to feed a drug addiction. 'When we arrest somebody, the question will be asked relative to the crime - was it part of a drug addiction?' Reid said."