One of the things Kathy Hochul wants to focus on is rebuilding trust between communities and law enforcement to help combat violence.
Law enforcement says it isn’t just trust that will fix the issues.
Elmira and Steuben County have been facing multiple crimes and arrests when it comes to weapons.
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has the same goals Hochul does, but thinks Cuomo’s bail reform is to blame.
He referenced the extremely low access residents have to mental health and addiction resources when they need them.
Allard claims that 90% of offenders that have committed crimes in Steuben County have treatable mental health or addiction issues.
Allard wants bail reform done away with, but also wants residents to have access to resources to break the cycle of generational crime.
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