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Montgomery Officials: City Suffering from "Citizen Apathy"

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) -- The Montgomery Police Department is asking for your help.  In the last few weeks the Montgomery Police Department has arrested many suspects accused of various crimes only to be forced to release them because of victims refusing to prosecute or citizens taking the attitude that they do not want to get involved.

Montgomery Police Chief A.D. Baylor states "this type apathy by certain citizens is a very disturbing.  We have work so hard in our city to develop an atmosphere where citizens are non-hesitant in supporting the police department as we fight crime."

Capt. Huey Thornton told WSFA 12 News that, "we can't let the fear of suspects to determine or to cause us not to assist the police in catching these suspects...because of they know that you saw them breaking in to a house and you didn't do anything about it..then guess what, they're going to continue to break into your neighbors home, then your will be next."

MPD officials also said that by working together, tremendous strides have been made in the past few years and in the reduction of crime.

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