Arrested With a Loaded AK-47, Released Under New Jersey’s Pretrial System, Leaves 1 Dead
“A Newark police spokesman said Brown had been arrested twice before, once in 2016, and more recently on Jan. 25. In the more recent incident, in the city’s South Ward, police seized a loaded AK-47 and arrested Brown and three other men after a police lieutenant heard gunfire and spotted the group allegedly fleeing the scene.
“The spokesman, Capt. Derek Glenn, said Brown had been released following his January arrest under a state bail reform law signed by Gov. Chris Cristie that went into effect this year, and Glenn seized on the Saturday night’s fatal incident to criticize the new state law.
“’Brown shouldn’t have been out of jail, and he’s now participating in an incident where you now have two additional victims: a grieving family; and the victim of a carjacking,’ Glenn said”
(Steve Strunsky, “Carjacker Killed During Police Chase Identified As Teen, Cops Say,” New Jersey Advance Media, 5/7/17) http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2017/05/carjacker_killed_during_police_chase_identified_as_teen.html#incart_river_home