Item: Pot arrests disproportionately high in Pullman/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR
More Info: Last year, Pullman police arrested 104 people for misdemeanor marijuana possession; the city’s population is about 29,800. In Spokane, a city of 208,916 people, 221 were arrested on the same charge. According to the 2000 census, 50 percent of Pullman’s population is 18-24 years old, while only 11 percent of Spokane’s fell into that age group, despite the presence of a handful of colleges and universities.
Question: Is the Pullman Police Department too aggressive in arrested people for misdemeanor marijuana possession?