A Bronx judge on Sunday night ordered the cut of the alleged Riverdale vandalism from supervised release – reversing an earlier verdict by a separate jury to hold the suspect on $ 20,000 on bail.
Suspect Jordan Burnette, 29, was released under the custody of Judge Tara Collins in the Bronx Criminal Court – hours after he was ordered on bail on 42 counts due to spree of 11 crimes. His Day, Patrice O’Shaughnessy A spokeswoman for the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said.
Under New York state law, a Burnette suspect cannot be bailed.
But that did not stop Judge Louis Knock, who earlier Sunday ordered Burnett to replace $ 20,000, although prosecutors insist the man will be subject to a bail reform law that. State conflicts
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“Considering the number of attacks, we may have to request large bail before January 2020,”; Assistant District Attorney Theresa Gotley told Judge Louis Knock on Sunday.
“Legislators have not included hate crimes in their amendments to the bail reform and under existing legislation are not eligible,” she added. “We will not violate the law”
But Knock settled his case after verifying that “Smashing glass” is a violent crime.
Burnett was accused of shattered church doors and windows, smashing several car windows and dipping a prayer book from Adath Israel in a hand sanitizer before throwing it into a nearby forest.
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Many of the charges against Burnette were related to hate crimes.
It was not immediately clear why Burnette was called back to court on Sunday night – or why he was released under supervision.
This story was originally published by the New York Post.