BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Brooklyn residents were given a chance this weekend to turn themselves in for any minor offenses at a safe surrender event in Bed-Stuy.

The event, organized by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, gave residents the opportunity to meet with defense attorneys and city judges in order to resolve outstanding summons. Most people had "C" summons violations, which could be as minor as riding a bike on a sidewalk or walking a dog without a leash.

The Brooklyn district attorney said he hoped the event will help clear nearly 250,000 outstanding warrants in Brooklyn's court system.