The woman challenging Sandra Doorley in the November elections called the Monroe County district attorney's explanation of criminal justice reform fear mongering.
Shani Curry Mitchell also called out Doorley's "catch and release" description of the state's elimination of bail for 90 percent of the crimes in New York. Mitchell called the phrase racist rhetoric.
Doorley reviewed reforms on bail, discovery and speedy trial reforms. Mitchell, the Democratic candidate for DA, said there will be scenarios where those charged with non-qualifying offenses, including some robbery and burglary counts, can be held in jail on bail.
"It is our job as the district attorney to make sure that we educate the public in totality about the new laws,” Mitchell said. “That's our job. Not to make people fearful of new laws. "