A man in upstate New York was arrested and released three times in a seven-hour window this week due to Albany’s recent bail reform guidelines; raising questions over safety and security throughout the region.
“Three arrests in one day, spread across seven hours and just two blocks! Those are the dizzying numbers from just one suspect that has the Troy Police Union in New York calling for changes to bail reform laws,” reports CBS Albany.
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“The Troy Police Union believes this is putting an unnecessary burden on their officers by having to repeatedly catch this man. They also say the new laws diminish the power of arrest,” adds the website. “The state’s new bail laws tangled up Troy Police in a game loop of catch and release. They arrested Scott Nolan three times in seven hours yesterday.”
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Source: CBS Albany