State lawmaker urges NYers to have patience with new bail reform
A top state lawmaker is urging New Yorkers to have patience with the new bail reform law.
State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat, says he wants to let the reforms play out without changes.
The newly implemented law eliminates cash bail for low-level cases and non-violent felonies.
Heastie's remarks come as his Republican colleagues say the law has jeopardized public safety.