The New York Police Department will no longer handcuff The New York Police Department will no longer handcuff and arrest people who are caught in possession of small amounts of marijuana, said police commissioner Bill Bratton. For years now, the NYPD has arrested several tens of thousands of people that have committed low-level marijuana violations. Last year, the police department has made almost 30,000 arrests for marijuana possession. And, according to data, about 86% of the arrests made ...