Why the man accused of violently attacking an Asian family in Portland got out of jail the same day he was arrested

Portland Police arrested Dylan Kesterson for allegedly attacking a visiting family after yelling racial slurs. He got out, skipped a hearing, and was arrested again.

PORTLAND, Ore. — When is an individual released after being charged with a crime, and when are they detained until their next hearing?

In Oregon, this system as a whole changed on July 1 due to the passing of Senate Bill 48, which moved the state away from a bail-based system to one that focuses even more on a person’s potential threat to the community.

Booking and pretrial detention are in focus after an alleged hate crime on Saturday

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