Crime & Justice

LA supes move towards ending cash bail

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This story aired on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors took a step Tuesday towards ending the requirement that people hand over cash before being released from jail. The board acted because a new state law that does away with cash bail is on hold. Bail bond companies collected enough signatures to place a repeal measure on next year's November ballot. The supervisors want to come up with an alternative approach in the meantime.