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Texas prosecutors want to keep low-level criminals out of overcrowded jails. Top Republicans and police aren't happy.

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot ignited a firestorm of controversy when he announced he wouldn't prosecute some low-level crimes, including certain theft offenses. But he's among many prosecutors turning their focus away from nonviolent offenses.

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot.

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