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Tenafly mayor: Bail reform will impact local police

from Northern Valley Suburbanite

The Police Department will be "majorly impacted" by bail reform that will affect the entire state starting in 2017, according to Mayor Pete Rustin. A new law would change monetary bail release to a risk-based system starting Jan. 1, 2017, he said at the Sept. 13 Mayor and Council meeting. Currently, defendants who can afford bail can post and get released irrespective of whether they are a danger to the public or a flight risk, while those with fewer assets cannot post bail for minor offenses and remain in jail. more


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