Paterson police issues summonses to 19 panhandlers and sex workers | Paterson Times

Paterson police issues summonses to 19 panhandlers and sex workers


Police officers cracked down on panhandlers and sex workers on Friday. 11 people were issued summonses for panhandling and 8 were handed summonses for loitering to commit prostitution, according to police director Jerry Speziale.

Speziale said police interviewed the alleged sex workers and panhandlers and steered them towards community organizations providing addiction recovery, shelter, and counseling services.

Those given summonses were told, if they continued being panhandlers and sex workers stronger measures would be deployed.

Police arrested those with active warrants and brought them before a municipal court judge.

  • Rick De Padua


  • Westbrook James

    Paterson is a joke

  • Westbrook James

    You crooked cops. You have cops who just seat in the car and do nothing

    • Ms. X

      Unfortunately, the decent citizens of Paterson want it cleaned up and are proud of our police force for getting those people off the streets.

      • Westbrook James

        Proud of what the police officers hang out at Dunkin' Donuts all the time what are you talking about you're scared to go out when there's a call come on man there's stuff that happens that doesn't make the news you know that and I know that

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    How is what they do any different than what the politicians do?