I-Team: Misdemeanor law not being utilized in Bexar County
Brian New: KENS 5 Eyewitness News
Implementing the new law was suppose to be — literally — as easy as writing a ticket, but some say it's not since Bexar County is not willing to give the a law a try.
"My hope is in the long term a substantial number will take advantage of it," said Rep. Jerry Madden, R-Plano.
"Instead of having to be locked up and having no job to go back to, just take off a day, take care of what you got to do and go back to work," he said.
"Everything has been plus, plus, plus. We have not found a single negative to it yet," said Burroughs.
Reed says issuing tickets instead of making arrests is not the solution for the county's overcrowded jails or it's overburdened officers.