NYPD Deputy Commissioner slams bail reform, says 99% won’t see jail cell
(excerpt from the New York Post Aug 11 2019)
Almost everyone arrested in the Big Apple — aside from those facing murder or attempted murder charges — will not see a jail cell until convicted under new bail rules, according to an NYPD top cop.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller slammed the criminal justice reform in Albany Sunday morning, calling it “misguided” on The Cats Roundtable with host John Catsimatidis on 970 AM New York.
“Everybody who gets arrested for anything except for maybe murder and attempted murder is going to be released without having to pay anything at arraignment,” Miller said. “Before they enacted this law, 89% of people were being released at arraignment without having to bail anyway.
“Now that’s probably going to go to 99% — which is going to be a problem because criminals are going to know at the time they’re arrested ‘I’m not really risking going to jail.’”