A wounded police officer who was released from custody without having to post cash bail has been given a promotion by the executive of Nassau County.
This week’s trial for an alleged serial carjacker who was released on ankle monitoring and later dragged and nearly killed a police officer in one of many stolen vehicles will begin with criticism of cashless bail from a Republican politician outside of New York City, even though Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul supports the practice.
” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman told authorities that “he was a hero whose bright career was cut short and whose life was seriously harmed by the release of an offender as a result of Democrats’ cashless bail laws.” The governor is quoted as saying that “lawlessness is spreading across the state thanks to progressive socialist policies, and our police are paying the price.”
In addition to this, he made the following statement: “Governor Hochul should immediately cancel cashless bail and place the protection of law enforcement and law-abiding citizens above the interests of criminals.”
Recently, Blakeman announced during a press conference that Det. Ryan Hines had been promoted to the level of detective 1st grade. Pat Ryder, the Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department, gave his approval for the promotion. The trial of Matthew Garcia, who is accused of inflicting career-ending injuries on Hines while he was out on cashless bail in 2020, is due to begin on Tuesday, the day after the event was hosted. Hines was the victim of an alleged attack that occurred while Garcia was free on cashless bail.