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QPD Chief opposes Safe-T Act

QPD Chief opposes Safe-T Act

1 year, 1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Chief Adam Yates says it will let out criminals who will re-offend.

Quincy Police Chief Adam Yates has come out publicly against the Safe-T Act.

The new law goes into effect January 1 and eliminates cash bail for almost all classes of minor offenses in Illinois. Appearing Tuesday on WTAD’s Mary Griffith show, Chief Yates said that drug addicts and other habitual petty thieves will be released on the streets immediately after arrest and will likely re-offend. Yates says if it was in his power, he’d veto the law.

(QPD Chief Adam Yates)     :43

Chief Yates admits that the state’s judicial system is broken, but he says flipping from bail terms, which are unfairly severe, to no bail at all come January 1 is too extreme a change. Hear the full interview with QPD Chief Adam Yates in the podcast section.

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