Never again: Rep. Maffei pushes for funding to help prevent Renz case from ever happening again
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:14:00 GMT —
On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Dan Maffei urged House Leaders to provide the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts the resources it needs to prevent cases like David Renz from happening again.
During a talk with Representative Jose Serrano, Maffei brought attention to the David Renz case and serious funding issues plaguing the AO, which is using their current funding to backfill cuts they made in previous years.
Last year, Maffei introduced the "Federal Probation System Reform Act," which would create an Inspector General to oversee all federal probation offices and create a standard for responding to electronic bracelet monitoring alerts.
Earlier this year, Maffei also encouraged the Government Accountability Office to conduct an investigation into the flawed electronic system that Renz was able to exploit.
David Renz was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet as he was facing federal child pornography charges. Renz was able to slip his ankle monitor, which resulted in the murder of Lori Bresnahan and the rape of a young girl.
Maffei says the ankle bracelet sent out 46 tamper alerts, but no one from the office responded to them.
In May, Renz was sentenced to life in prison without parole.