Columbus City Attorney Eliminates Cash Bonds for Non-Violent Misdemeanors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus City attorney Zach Klein is requesting his prosecutors to stop asking for cash bonds for those charged with nonviolent misdemeanor crimes.

Klein said Wednesday the policy is aimed at combating jail overcrowding.

Klein said those who are innocent until proven guilty and not a flight risk should not be put in jail because they can't afford to meet bail.

Klein said his office will still ask for cash bonds on those accused of violent crimes, sex offenses, and drunk-driving.

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