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Harford judges not discouraged by AG ruling when it comes to setting high bails

Harford judges not discouraged by AG ruling when it comes to setting high bails

An Aberdeen man charged with driving under the influence of alcohol is being held in the Harford County Detention Center on no bail because of his prior criminal record, which includes a 30-year-old conviction for murder.

Robert Allen Shepard, 58, is one of three people District Court Judge Mimi Cooper ordered held in jail on no bail during Friday's bail review hearings, based on their criminal histories and the nature of the charges they are facing.

Maryland court officials are reviewing whether local judicial officers are setting bails that are too high for low-income defendants to pay to get out of jail and guarantee they will show up for trial, but that hasn't deterred...

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