Nutter to dedicate $200,000 for witness protection

Mayor Nutter will dedicate $200,000 for witness protection programs, City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. reported this morning.

At Nutter's request, Jones held a bill that would dedicate fines to go into a witness protection fund. It's not clear why Nutter favored his alternate plan, but Jones said it would have taken several years to build up $200,000 through the fines. Jones has been working with District Attorney Seth Williams on the initiatives.

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