Soares calls for special session to amend legislation changing bail statues

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Albany County District Attorney David Soares is calling on Gov. Hochul and the New York State Legislature to hold a special session.

Soares wants lawmakers back in Albany to change state bail statutes and those laws that raised the age of adult criminal responsibility to 18.

He says minors who commit violent felonies should be tried in the youth-adolescent offender part of county court, instead of family court.

The governor’s not commenting on the district attorney’s request.