“We’re holding those accountable that are committing the crimes, so we aren’t as inclined to recidivism,” he said.
Averett also noted the “rapport” that the officers have with those who are apprehended, and said he believed that the majority of cases are just good people who made an isolated bad decision.
While Mesquite sees the same types of crimes committed as larger cities, those offenses happen on a smaller scale. Those types of crimes include drug crimes and theft, issues that Averett said are intertwined as the biggest issue facing Mesquite today.
“There’s a nexus between theft and drugs,” Averett said. “There’s hardly ever a