LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) An update on a story we first told you about Monday. As we reported, La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer had complained that accused criminals are often back on the streets when judges set low bonds.
La Crosse County judges answered by explaining in an open letter that bond is used only to ensure a defendants appearance in court; not to punish. They encouraged the chief to share his concerns at a La Crosse County criminal justice management meeting.
The Chief attended that meeting Wednesday morning where the committee discussed bond and bail issues.
Members of the committee recently attended a summit and discussed what factors contribute to bond and bail conditions.
Chief Tischer did not make any comments during the meeting. We asked the Chief for a comment after the meeting ended; he declined.
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