Nassau police report rise in gun arrests; Blakeman seeks reversal on bail reform
Nassau police say the department saw a 29% jump in the number of weapons being taken off the streets in 2021.
More than 60 illegal weapons were on display at Nassau headquarters Monday.
Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says most of those guns made their way to Nassau from New York City or other states.
He says most were seized during routine traffic stops.
Ryder also says that 17 of the 121 arrests had no bail requested because of the Bail Reform Act.
"The reality is criminals have more rights in New York state than victims," said Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.
Blakeman says he is going to Albany Tuesday to talk to the governor about repealing the Bail Reform Act.