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Berkeley Township Mayor, Council Vote to Oppose Bail Reform

BERKELEY-Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen Amato and the township council on Monday passed a resolution to call for the repeal of New Jersey’s new Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act.

The governing body unanimously approved the resolution which will be sent to Governor Chris Christie, the New Jersey Legislature, New Jersey Courts and office of Attorney General Christopher Porrino.

The council cited the recent resolutions passed by the Ocean County Association of [Police] Chiefs that called for the immediate suspension of the law which has allowed even violent criminals to be release from jail after pre-trial hearings, in some cases, multiple times.

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