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County Prosecutor Responds to Cash Bail Commercial Accusations

July 27, 2018 - 10:01 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A campaign commercial ahead of the August Missouri primary accuses Saint Louis County of using "cash bail" as a way to discriminate against the poor. 

County prosecutor Bob McCullough's reaction?

“I think that is such an incredibly naive oversimplification, and we hear it all the time,” he says.

Speaking on KMOX's Charlie Brennan Show, McCullough accused the ad's sponsor of applying policies from somewhere else to what's going on here.

“It’s the ACLU putting that out, that’s part of their agenda to do away with cash bail and they don’t bother, certainly in this case, taking a look to see how we handle that in St. Louis county,” he says.

McCullough said cash bail warrants are not issued on most misdemeanors or lesser felonies.