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Kerik: Easier to Hold White Shooting Suspects Near Each Other

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 08:02 PM

There's good reason the two white suspects in separate nationally covered shootings of black victims are being housed near each other, says former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik: convenience.

"Both of them are being held pretrial, they have to be held somewhere where they're close to court," Kerik said Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "Newsmax Prime."

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"There's not a lot of that kind of capacity that's going to be in a county jail-type facility, so I couldn't imagine they'd be far from each other," he said. "They're placed in either seclusion somewhere or some administrative segregation unit to keep them away from other inmates, primarily for their own safety. So that's where they're going to be until they go to trial."

Press reports have indicated that 21-year-old Dylann Roof and former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager are in neighboring cell's in the Charleston County Jail's protective unit. They can't likely communicate with each other.

Roof, the self-avowed white supremacist who is charged with killing nine black church members in a Bible study last week is in 1141B, and Slager, who was videotaped shooting a fleeing black suspect in April, is in 1140B. There are more than 900 males in the facility, according to Yahoo News.

Kerik also discussed the manhunt for two escaped killers in New York state. He said searchers may be "hot on their trail," now that their DNA has been discovered at a hunting cabin just a few miles from the prison.

Asked whether he thought it was wise to have reality show star Duane Chapman, star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," helping in the search, Kerik said he has an enormous amount of faith in the New York State Police.

"I don't think they need Dog or anyone else to help them," he said. "They'll do just fine, I'm sure of it."

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