Ga. trooper's slaying prompts bill

Proposed law forbids release without paid bond in major crimes, but is paid bond really enough to keep dangerous criminals off the street?


By Andria Simmons and April Hunt
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A state representative from Loganville is proposing legislation that would prohibit serious criminal offenders from being released from jail without paying bond, following the slaying of a state trooper Dec. 27.

House Bill 32, filed Wednesday by State Rep. Len Walker, R-Loganville, is called the Trooper First Class Chadwick Lee LeCroy Act. The Georgia General Assembly convenes for the 2011 session Monday.

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