Police Sergeant Says He Nearly Died Because of NJ's Bail Reform - NBC New York

    Police Sergeant Says He Nearly Died Because of NJ's Bail Reform

    A bitter backlash is brewing over bail reform in New Jersey — the four-month-old overhaul of the state system is sparking a firestorm of criticism from front-line cops and victims. One veteran police sergeant says he almost died earlier this year after he jumped into the Passaic River to rescue a drowning car thief who'd run from cops during a traffic stop. The jumper was a 24-year-old felon who had just been released from jail under the new bail system. Sarah Wallace reports. (Published Friday, May 19, 2017) A bitter backlash is brewing over bail reform in New Jersey — the four-month-old overhaul of the state system is sparking a firestorm of... See More