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Eye on New Mexico: The Public Safety Assessment -- a tool for judges or loophole for criminals?

Kai Porter
July 16, 2017 08:33 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Judges in Albuquerque have recently adopted a new test to assess whether or not a suspect of a crime is a danger to the community or poses a flight risk. Those factors, in turn, help judges determine whether or not they should be released.

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But already the tool is being questioned by some for its legitimacy, after Justin Hansen – accused of beating a then-Cibola High School student unconscious in 2008 – was released last week.

On this week’s Eye on New Mexico, KOB’s Kai Porter takes a deep dive into the new test, the reasons it was created and the group that opposes it. 

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