A week after Macon police released statistics about a multi-jurisdictional effort in Village Green dubbed Operation Big Ten, some of the details have been clarified.
Although multiple media representatives attended a news conference and reported that the effort netted 101 arrests, Lt. Eric Woodford said Monday that 73 people were actually booked into the Bibb County jail as part of the operation. An additional 28 people were arrested by citation, he said.
In all, 529 citations were issued as a part of the 10-day operation, according to statistics released by police.
Of the people arrested, about 22 were from the Village Green and Bloomfield neighborhoods, Woodford said.
After spending three days in the Village Green area, authorities also began patrolling the Unionville neighborhood, as well as Bloomfield, Houston Avenue, east Macon and other areas of town, he said. After the announcement, Al Tillman, president of the Macon NAACP chapter, questioned whether all of the arrests were from the Village Green neighborhood in south Macon.