CO: Greeley police chief supports easing sex offender living restrictions

GREELEY – Sex offenders against children could be allowed to move closer to schools and parks in Greeley. “We’re trying to strike a balance between the need for public safety. We want to protect our kids from sex offenders, versus being able to have these folks rehabilitate and not re-offend out here,” Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner said.

Garner supports an ordinance that would reduce from 750 feet to 300 feet the mandatory distance a sex offender must live from parks, schools, playgrounds and pools. He said the city attorney suggested the ordinance change out of fear of a lawsuit that could cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. “If we don’t change our ordinance, we’re going to end up getting sued and spending a whole bunch of money,” Garner said. Full Article

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If I lived in that area I would leave; The police chief sounds like he may have “skimmed” a few factual reports, but not very thoroughly. HOWEVER;he is still spewing misinformation and states two times that “sex offenders” go somewhere to re offend. Which tells the public an out and out lie. I feel like a Jew in Nazi Germany.When are these clowns going to get their information correct!?