Jersey City, NJ – A woman, after being told to leave the property of a building by police, assaulted a cop by kneeing the officer in the stomach – the latest to get her FREE TO GO NJ Bail Reform Trophy.
Kimberly Sanders, 35, of Jersey City, was arrested after officers were dispatched to a residential building on reports of a woman in the building doing drugs. Officers arrived at the scene and Sanders gave them a fake name and did not leave the building after being told to do so.
As officers escorted Sanders off the property, Sanders kicked the door and then assaulkted the officer with a knee to the stomach.
Despite the prosecutors motion for detention of Sanders, she was later released and FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined she 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.
The release is yet another example of the thousands of unaccountable and FREE TO GO pretrial releases of those criminally charged under the NJ Bail Reform Act.
Demand more accountability for criminal defendants…
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 NJ.com – Mar 7 2018)
A 35-year-old Jersey City woman has been charged with kneeing a police officer in the stomach as she was being escorted out of a building on Feb. 28.
Kimberly Sanders, of Lexington Avenue near Bergen Avenue, made her first court appearance the charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and hindering apprehension on Thursday.
On the day of her arrest, officers were dispatched to a Bergen Avenue building on a report of a woman in the building doing drugs. When the officers found Sanders sitting on the steps near the third floor, she gave them a fake name and told them she did not live in the building, the complaint says.
The cops told her that if she did not live in the building then she had to leave. As they escorted her out, Sanders kicked the front door before turning and kneeing the officer in the abdomen, the complaint says.
You’re being lied to…
Unaccountable pretrial release is reckless and dangerous – with zero regard for victims or criminal accountability.