Democrats signal opening for changes to New York bail reform

Published: Jan. 6, 2020 at 3:45 PM EST
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Amid mounting pressure from prosecutors and law enforcement, Democrats are opening the door to changes on New York's bail reform law as the legislative session begins this week.

New York's bail law, which went into effect at the beginning of the year, did away with money bail and pretrial detention for a wide majority of low-level cases and nonviolent felonies.

Law enforcement officials and Republicans have spent months raising red flags on the changes, but their criticism caught more fervor in the last week as courts across the state have released people who would have remained behind bars under the old rules.

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