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accommodation collar

noun, Slang.
the arrest of a person on little or no evidence merely to fill a public or political demand for police action.
Origin of accommodation collar
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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accommodation collar

noun phrase

An arrest made to fulfill a quota, usually in response to pressure for strong police action against crime (Police)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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