Congressman John Katko met with law enforcement at LeMoyne College to talk about the spike in crime in local communities and boosting local public safety.
The biggest concern raised was the bail reform law, which gives room for violent criminals and repeat offenders to commit more crimes.
Katko thinks the state should follow the uniform Federal release procedure, which takes into account whether a person is a risk or not.
Auburn Chief Jim Slayton said there have been 26 retirements in three years and there are only 11 recruits in the Academy right now, resulting in a shortage of law enforcement staff in the City of Auburn.
Jon Budelmann, District Attorney, said what drives him to work everyday is protecting victims and witnesses from criminals that are let go due to judges losing discretion.
While bail reform was one major issue addressed, they say that is only the beginning of the hundred of anti-police measures that bolster criminal activity.
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