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NYPD Official Criticizes Release from Jail for Prisoners Charged with Gun Crimes

A top NYPD official targeted the justice system in New York City on Tuesday for allowing too many people arrested for gun possession in the borough of Brooklyn to walk out of court without bail set in their cases.

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NYPD Union Wants Police Out of Social Distancing Enforcement

“This situation is untenable: the NYPD needs to get cops out of the social distancing enforcement business altogether,” a statement from Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said.

LAPD Chief Says Zero Bail Leading to Increase in Repeat Offenders

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said while crime in Los Angeles is down in almost all categories since the pandemic began and L.A. implemented its stay-at-home order, career criminals are now exploiting the situation, getting arrested over and over with no real consequences.

NYPD Frustrated by Rise in Burglaries During Pandemic, Suspects Released "Immediately"

“The cops are out there making arrests for these burglaries. With the existing law, what’s happening is the individuals are being released immediately and that’s something that ultimately in the end will have to be fixed,” Commissioner Shea said.

Legislator Says No Proof Bail Reform Causing Crime Spike, NYPD Answers with Alarming Stats

Since Jan., 1,482 suspects busted for serious felonies were released without bail only to commit another 846 new crimes.

Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Furious Over Bail for Man Accused of Shooting Officer

"To release somebody that is suspected and charged with attempted murder on a police officer for a low amount of bail is outrageous," Beck said.

Reforming Bail Reform: Thoughts on Finding a Middle Ground

Bail reform in its current form is not a sustainable solution, just as the previous system was bound to collapse under its own weight.

NYC Turnstile Jumper Says Bail Reform Law is "Lit"

A New York City man who has been arrested and released from jail six times in six weeks for a variety of minor offenses says that the state's new bail reform law that took effect in early January is "lit."

California Chief Frustrated at Release of Felon Arrested for Possession of Firearm

The chief of the San Jose (CA) Police Department expressed frustration late last week when a felon arrested for illegally possessing a weapon was released from jail without bail just hours after being booked.

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Judge Denies Bail for Man Accused of Murdering Alabama Officer

A judge in Alabama has denied bail for the man accused of murdering Huntsville police officer Billy Fred Clady III in December.