Detroit — A judge released two suspects accused of leading officers on a vehicle pursuit—and allegedly pointing a gun at them—on a bond that requires no money. Fox 2 reports that officers spotted Terrence Jordan standing in the street holding a pistol March 12th on the Detroit’s west side. Jordan was with a man named Joshua McCormick.
“This individual Mr. Jordan exited the car. He pointed that gun in our direction. We were far enough back a safe distance. He jumped back in the car, drove about 3-5 feet, got back out, and did the same thing,” said Detroit Police Corporal Jason Tonti.
Police said the men got into a Dodge Charger and sped away from officers, leading police on a high-speed pursuit. Police ended the chase after the driver of the Charger shut off the lights while driving at a high speed. The Michigan State Police later picked up the pursuit which ended when the suspects crashed.
Corporal Tonti said that the suspects “…didn’t care… it was a joking matter to them. They knew nothing was going to happen to them.”
And unfortunately, in a move that seems to embolden criminal behavior more than anything else, the judge in this case made a questionable bond ruling. Despite the pursuit—and despite pointing guns at police officers—magistrate Millicent Sherman released Jordan and McCormick on a $2,000 personal bond. The bond required no money to be paid upfront.
Sherman has been a 36th District Court magistrate since 2006. And this isn’t the first time Detroit citizens were outraged by Magistrate Sherman’s slap-on-the-wrist rulings. In 2019, Sherman demanded a $5,000 bond for a woman involved in a “reckless, fatal” crash, as shown in the excerpt from social media below.
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