Residents Sound Off About California $0 Bail During Coronavirus

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YUCAIPA (CBSLA) — Plans to relieve overcrowding inside jails by setting some low-level offenders free is concerning people in the community.

Dustin Evans, a suspected thief in San Bernardino County who one woman says she caught on camera stealing her Louis Vuitton purse, could soon walk free under that policy.

“He’s just gonna keep doing it because it’s allowed right now,” the victim, identified only as Krystal, said.

The state of California mandated no-bail for low-level misdemeanor and felony arrests to help slow the spread of coronavirus inside jails and some law enforcement officials don’t agree with the decision.

“The effects of zero-bail on the county could be devastating,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.

McMahon said the mandate is not in the best interest of the community.

“[It] may further embolden criminals to commit crimes,” he said.

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