Shea backs lawmakers’ efforts to tighten bail laws for NYC gun offenders


Police Commissioner Dermot Shea on Tuesday applauded the 20 City Council members who sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul and state legislative leaders asking that current bail reform measures be amended to curb the onslaught of gun violence involving underage juveniles.

Specifically, the city lawmakers want the state to give judges the ability to jail youth gun law offenders based on their criminal history — and to ban gun offenses involving kids from being handled in family court.