News De Blasio calls for stricter criteria for bail, diversion after fatal shooting of NYPD officer New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a news conference as he and other leaders call for reforms to state law on bail and diversion programs, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle By MATTHEW CHAYES firstname.lastname@example.org @chayesmatthew October 23, 2015 2:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said that he wants judges to examine an accused criminal's potential for dangerousness when considering whether to grant bail, allow a prison alternative or lock up the person. Three days after a convicted drug dealer fatally shot a plainclothes NYPD cop in Harlem, the mayor is proposing toughening New York State law, which currently bars judges from considering public safety in most cases before a court. "Some people are irredeemable. I'm a progressive person, I'm a humanitarian, but I can also tell you some people are irredeemable and unless they are treated very, very differently they pose a danger to our society," de Blasio said at a news conference at City Hall. In a drug case last year, a Manhattan judge allowed Tyrone Howard, the man accused of killing Police Officer Randolph Holder on Tuesday night, to enter a treatment program instead of going to prison. The judge cited Howard's addiction to the drug PCP. Howard had a lengthy arrest record, but no violent felony convictions, a fact cited by the judge. He had been suspected of an earlier shooting but not convicted. Any such legislation must be greenlighted by Albany, which hasn't approved such proposals in the past. New York is only one of three states -- Missouri and Mississippi are the others -- that bar judges from considering public safety when making bail determinations. By MATTHEW CHAYES email@example.com @chayesmatthew Matthew Chayes, a Newsday reporter since 2007, covers New York City Hall. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Critics: Suspect in cop killing didn't belong in drug programThe suspect was put in a drug-treatment program earlier this year. Father: NYPD cop was 'very proud' to serveOfficer Randolph Holder was proud to continue a family tradition. Bratton: NYPD officer dies after being shot in headAn NYPD plainclothes officer died late Tuesday night at a Harlem hospital after a suspect ... Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.