Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple is joining the chorus of law enforcement officials who want state lawmakers to take a closer look at the consequences of a bail reform measure, set to take effect at the start of the year.
Apple and other public safety officials met with reporters later Thursday morning at the Albany County Judicial Center to outline concerns about the measure, which he says was passed with little or no input from police.
The new law would allow those charged with a wide variety of crimes to walk free with just an appearance ticket after their arraignment.
Those opposing the bail reform measure say nothing has been set aside by the state for pre-trial services to help ensure a defendant shows up for his or her trial.
State Sen. Jim Tedisco has called for a 1-year moratorium on the new law.
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