Queens DA discusses bail reform during 102nd Precinct Community Council meeting in Richmond Hill

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz appeared at the 102nd Precinct Community Council meeting at the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center on Nov. 1 to discuss a variety of topics, including bail reform in both the city and the state.

Katz noted that the bail laws changed in the state on the very day that she took office on Jan. 1, 2020. According to Katz, New York is the only state in the country that does not allow judges to take into account whether a defendant, before trial, poses a danger to the community.

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