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Law enforcement say there is lack of communication with “Less is More” and they were not aware of violent offenders being released

Local law enforcement are pushing back on the “Less is More” legislation, and asking to be given more information on who will be released and when.

The legislation allows for incarcerated people in prison for technical parole violations to be released.

Governor Kathy Hochul answered law officials, stating that the state made them aware that this would be happening.


On Tuesday there were 17 inmates released from Monroe County Jail, and police said some were being investigated for violent crimes and needed to be tracked down again.

One person was Joseph Rivera, who was arrested again and is charged for the murder of a woman in July.

Hochul stated on Wednesday that anyone accused of a violent crime will not be released.

She explained that police did the right thing and those people should be in jail. She also said the police do need close coordination with corrections and in this case, corrections made police aware of what was happening.

Rochester Police claim that they told parole officers about the murder case being built against Rivera and they were unaware of him being let out.



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