New Jersey woman charged with aggravated assault on a police officer – released by court order under NJ Bail Reform.
Jersey City – Yolanda C. Perez, 52, was arrested after allegedly slapping a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him while on the way to the hospital. Perez was arrested during an investigation and was found to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
According to the complaint, Perez told the officer that “Next time I see you, I’m going to fu*k you up.”
Despite the prosecutor filing a motion to detain, Perez 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
(report by NJ.com – Mar 19 2018)
An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week.
Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose inside an ambulance on Wednesday in Hoboken, the criminal complaint says.
She also allegedly told the officer that “Next time I see you, I’m going to f— you up,” says complaint, which charges the woman with aggravated assault on a police officer and making terroristic threats.
The officer did not seek medical attention, according to the complaint, which notes that Perez appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
Perez made her first appearance the charges on Thursday in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.
You’re being lied to…
Unaccountable pretrial release is reckless and dangerous – with zero regard for victims or criminal accountability.