IL Bail Reforms Put Domestic Violence Victims at Risk

Judges in Chicago’s Cook County sharply lowered bonds for people accused of violent domestic attacks and prosecutors are dropping more cases, which places victims at risk as potentially dangerous suspects are released from custody, reports the Chicago Tribune. The changes follow efforts to reduce jail overcrowding and address long-standing racial inequities in bonds.

CA Ends Probe on Orange County Jailhouse Informants

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has concluded a four-year investigation into whether Orange County sheriff’s deputies lied during court hearings on the misuse of jailhouse informants. It was not clear whether Becerra would issue a report on the case or whether perjury charges would be filed against three deputies.