Lancaster judge to revisit $1 million bail set for accused rioters

Lancaster judge to revisit $1 million bail set for accused rioters


A Lancaster County, Pa., judge is expected to revisit the whopping $1 million bail set for each of several accused rioters after some of them hired private attorneys and filed petitions protesting the amount, according to a report on Wednesday.

Magisterial District Judge Bruce Roth said he would hold bail hearings on Thursday now that each of the nine defendants have secured counsel, Lancaster Online reported.

“I want all the defendants to be treated equally, so I tried to procure attorneys for all of them, so they could all have bail hearings at the same time,” Roth said.

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The cases are being revisited in response to bail petitions filed by some of the defendants who hired private attorneys, Roth told the website in an email.

The judge had set bail at $1 million for at least nine of the 13 people arrested early Monday during protests over the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz. They are charged with a slew

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