San Jose police chief fed up over felon’s release

  • Source: KSBW-TV Salinas
  • Published: 02/17/2020 10:41 AM

A felon allegedly in possession of an assault rifle is back on the streets, released in just a matter of hours with no bail. This is the second time this has happened in less than a month and the San Jose Police Chief is furious with the judges and the court system. He said it’s all stemming from nationwide bail reform measures. “Of course he’s a danger to the public,” Chief Eddie Garcia said. “My officers are sacrificing a lot to have an individual with this type of firepower to get released back within 6 hours later, is shameful.” Eddie Garcia was arrested earlier in the week and was charged with being a felon in possession of illegal guns. “A short barrel rifle, a silencer, ammunition, an assault rifle, an extended magazine, with half a kilo of cocaine and child endangerment,” the chief said. A jail magistrate released Garcia unsupervised or soon after his arrest. It was the second similar release by a Santa Clara County judge in less than a month.


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