Police Beg Judge Not to Release Man Arrested 3 Times in 24 Hours

A Denver police officer reportedly used an arrest affidavit to ask the court not to grant a man a defendant bail after being arrested three times in 24 hours.

"It is my belief as a Denver police officer that if the defendant is offered bail, he will continue to victimize citizens in Denver," the officer wrote in the affidavit, local CBS4 reported.

The officer who wrote the affidavit said that the man had a substantial criminal history in another state, including a violent assault.

A judge has released Robert Avila twice on a personal recognizance bond that obligates him to return for his next court appearance, even though officers said that Avila is unpredictable and confused.

Avila was arrested for the first time on October 25 when police arrived at an apartment building where a resident said that Avila had busted into the front door and entered the apartment.

Consequently, Avila was reportedly arrested and jailed but he was released on a personal recognizance bond only to be arrested again thirteen hours later after police responded to a situation at the Marriott hotel in Denver. That time, Avila reportedly refused to leave the premises and uttered phrases that didn't make sense.

Avila was let go on personal recognizance bond again, but he was arrested for the third time nine hours later from being released, according to CBS4. This third time, police responded to a situation where Avila broke into a woman's apartment who locked herself up in the bathroom, fearing Avila.

During his attempt to escape from the cops, Avila reportedly dragged an officer 30 feet down a hallway.

Police said that cases similar to Avila were common in Denver due to the way the justice system handles these situations.

"This is part and parcel to the challenge that we continue to see where individuals that are involved in multiple crimes are being released out onto our street without supervision, without adequate support," Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said, according to CBS 4.

"That victim should never have been traumatized the way they were had our system been working the right way," Pazen added.

According to a CBS4 report, thousands of people charged with felonies, including violent ones, are released by the Denver County Court on a personal recognizance bond.

Pazen said that there is no argument that the system is not functioning as it should.

I recognize the system is not working the way you and I and everyday citizens expect it to work," he added.

Newsweek reached out to Denver County Court, the Denver Police Department and the mayor's office for comment but did not hear back before publication.

Police Beg Judge Not to Release Man
The Denver police arrested Robert Avila three times in 24 hours because he was constantly released on personal recognizance bail despite police warning the court against him. Above, Police tape and road signs block a street where debris fallen from a United Airlines airplane's engine lay scattered through the neighborhood of Broomfield, outside Denver, Colorado, on February 20. Photo by CHET STRANGE/AFP via Getty Images