Police officers in Flagstaff
will no longer arrest transients who ask for handouts. The City Council agreed
this week to settle a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona, who said the arrests were an unconstitutional infringement of free
speech. Now, Flagstaff
police have said they will work with attorneys and community groups to craft
enforcement policies that address aggressive panhandling, such as touching,
harassing and following.