Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to limit bail organizations

Mayoral Candidate Shooting
Posted at 9:19 PM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 21:20:14-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation to put limits on groups that post bail for inmates is picking up momentum in Kentucky’s legislature. A House committee advanced the bill Wednesday.

It comes a week after a suspected gunman’s release from jail after being charged with shooting at a Louisville mayoral candidate.

The bill’s supporters say the case of Quintez Brown — who's charged with shooting at the candidate — highlights the need to restrict organizations that bail out inmates.

Brown was released after the shooting when a group called the Louisville Community Bail Fund paid the $100,000 cash bond. He's confined to his home.