The Houston Police Officers Union recently issued a report addressing how misdemeanor bail reform was working in Harris County. The report has some jaw dropping numbers: 76% failure to appear rate, 16% overall appearance rate, 72% of cases are dismissed and 176% growth in the backlog of cases over 10 years.
Office Griffith discusses the report, the district attorney's report issues last year stating some of these same things and the monitor's report which is issued every 4 months and says that misdemeanor reforms are working. Why are the numbers so different in the monitor's report? Listen to learn more.