Kareem Gibbs, 25, who was charged with rape 3-years ago in Teaneck, was arrested during a pursuit with police officers that landed one officer out of work for at least a month.
Officers who were conducing a routine traffic stop discovered that Gibbs had outstanding warrants. After the officers confronting Gibbs, Gibbs took off on foot.
Gibbs was apprehended by the officers, however, the skirmish landed one officer with a broken finger, swelling and bruising on his face, a bloody nose and cuts and scrapes on his arms, the captain said.
Gibbs was later released and FREE TO GO less than 10 hours later under NJ Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.
More “validated pretrial risk assessment” Failures.
New Jersey Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Release Services…
ZERO concern for victims
ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden
(reported by Jerry DeMarco of Daily Voice Oct 31 2017)
A Teaneck man charged three years ago with raping a teenager was released by a judge hours after Bogota police said he put an officer out work for at least a month.
Officer Walter Kumka discovered that Kareem Gibbs, 25, was wanted on two warrants following a traffic stop Friday night on Linden Avenue, Capt. James Sepp said.
After a brief exchange, Gibbs took off on foot but was chased down by Kumka, he said.
Gibbs was subdued and arrested, but Kumka had to be hospitalized for a broken finger, swelling and bruising on his face, a bloody nose and cuts and scrapes on his arms, the captain said.
Although he was discharged from the hospital, the officer will be out from four to six weeks, Sepp said.
Gibbs was taken to the Bergen County Jail on charges of:
- Aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer;
- Resisting arrest;
- Hindering apprehension;
- Possession of crack with the intent to distribute it;
- Possession of marijuana.
Barely 10 hours after the incident, a judge ordered Gibbs released under New Jersey’s 2017 bail reform law, records show.
You’ve been LIED to New Jersey…NJ Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.
Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.