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Updated: 10/18/2013 02:59:59PM

Police sometimes clear cases without arrests

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By JAMES FANSLER

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When it comes to the police blotter, the community usually reads about officers arresting someone for this or for that. But what about all the cases officers clear without an arrest?

Whether it be by an arrest or not, clearing cases is a very important part of law enforcement. Folks want to know how their community police agencies function; they want to know what officers do when they are not writing tickets and taking people to jail. Sometimes officers work diligently, seeking suspects, following up on leads, only to be told the victim no longer wishes to prosecute the offender.

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