Order denying revocation of pretrial detention for Defendant charged with possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing a firearm after a domestic violence conviction. The court found that COVID-19 had no role on the § 3142(g) factors for whether whether there are conditions of release that will reasonably assure the safety of the public. Defendant's serious charges and extensive and violent criminal history supported the finding that no condition or conditions of release would reasonably assure the safety of the community, and therefore detention was appropriate. Nor was release appropriate under § 3142(i), especially given that he had no health conditions placing him at high COVID-19 risk; he could not demonstrate an effective release plan to someone who was not at high COVID-19 risk; and his criminal history made him unlikely to comply with supervision.
United States v. Ford, No. 20-CR-51 (SDM), 2020 WL 1921209 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 20, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Improved Conditions, Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail], Significant Criminal History
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Local / County Jail
Name of Facility
Franklin County Correctional Facility II
Eighth Amendment - Deliberate Indifference, Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
Knowingly possessing a firearm as a convicted felon; Possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a domestic violence offense
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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