Operation safe surrender at Brooklyn church

April 22, 2011 8:17:34 PM PDT
People often use religion or the church for refuge but now it appears a church in Brooklyn is being used to resolve outstanding warrants.

Starting tonight and ending on Sunday, folks with minor offenses have a chance to surrender and make their peace with a judge.

The church is on Greene Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

"We feel if we can get the warrants taken care of today it is good Friday," said Anita Alexander, with Project Safe Surrender.

They're called C warrants, anything from unlawful possession of alcohol to disorderly conduct and loitering.

Relatively minor offenses that can turn into major legal problems if they're not resolved.

Eyewitness News couldn't take our cameras inside because what's happening in the church right now is an official court proceeding. There is a judge hearing cases and lawyers representing The people who've come to have their warrants resolved.

More people are expected to surrender throughout the weekend.