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NCJ Number: 66654 Find in a Library
Title: PREPARED STATEMENT OF BURTELL M JEFFERSON ON JANUARY 31, 1978 CONCERNING HR 7747 (FROM PRETRIAL RELEASE AND DETENTION, P 75-80, 1978 - SEE NCJ-66651)
Author(s): B M JEFFERSON
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT EXPRESSES HIS SUPPORT FOR THE OVERALL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 7747, WHICH INCORPORATES VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAIL REFORM ACT.
Abstract: TESTIFYING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL EFFICIENCY AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, THE CHIEF OF POLICE SINGLED OUT RECIDIVISM AS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT. HE ALSO MENTIONED OPERATION DOORSTOP AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT'S WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO CONTROL CRIME; OPERATION DOORSTOP IS A JOINT EFFORT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, IN WHICH A SELECT TEAM OF EXPERIENCED DETECTIVES AND PROSECUTORS CONCENTRATE THEIR EFFORTS ON IDENTIFYING AND PROCESSING THE CASES OF RECIDIVISTS WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE GREATEST DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY. HE ALSO REAFFIRMED HIS AGREEMENT WITH THE CHANGES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAIL REFORM ACT WHICH HELP DETAIN DANGEROUS CRIMINALS AND PREVENT THEM FROM BEING RELEASED INTO THE COMMUNITY TO ENDANGER THE CITIZENRY. DATA ON CRIME AND RECIDIVISM RATES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Bail hearing; District of Columbia; Legislation; Pretrial release; Preventive detention; Recidivists
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