Flaggs calls for enhanced requirements for those ‘entitled to bail’
Mayor George Flaggs Jr. Monday sent a letter to area judges, asking for their help in getting tougher on local crime.
In the letter dated Monday to municipal, county, circuit and judge court judges, Flaggs said his requests is “imperative for the safety and future of our city.”
Flaggs requests enhanced electronic monitoring of those charged with firearm-related offenses and establish a curfew as a condition of bail.
“For those persons before you who have been arrested for a firearm-related offense and are entitled to bail, in order to reduce the risk of harm to the public, I’m asking that you consider placing a GPS monitoring device and a curfew of 7 p.m. as conditions of bail on those defendants,” Flaggs said in his letter. “I believe the only exceptions to the curfew should be for travel to or from work or to seek necessary medical treatment.
“These conditions of bail will help in protecting the public from future violence and assist our law enforcement officers in reducing and preventing crimes in our city.”