The temporary measure allowed those accused of lower-level crimes to be released without paying any bail.
#CAJudicialCouncil, Chief Justice vote to end some emergency measures, including #COVID19 temporary bail schedule and arraignment time extension, as state and courts expand reopening https://t.co/1aPoul4PW2— California Courts (@CalCourts) June 10, 2020
The Judicial Council said the measure was intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 in jails and surrounding communities but it had some high-profile side effects.
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County sheriffs said they saw some of the suspects they released - accused of committing another crime, sometimes within hours of their release.
The Judicial Council says 'zero dollar' bail could be re-instated if health conditions worsen or change.