Family of hit-and-run victim is furious the alleged killer is out on bond
A Milwaukee family is calling for tougher reckless driving penalties after the man charged with killing their loved one posted bond so that he can live and work out of state.
Elroy Robinson was hit and killed in June while helping a person cross the street, and now his family wants justice.
Suhkjinder Singh is facing a felony hit-and-run charge, as well as driving without a license. On Wednesday, he posted an additional bond that allows him to live and work in Indiana, and Robinson's family is not happy about it.
Aerion Steward is Elroy Robinson's great-nephew. He said of the violence in Milwaukee, "If you're not looking for a bullet, you have to be worried about a car."
The hit-and-run crash happened near 10th and Walnut, the latest of many. Steward said, "This issue here with the reckless driving and speeding in our city has become a cancer."
Robinson was killed June 20 when Singh allegedly hit him and then took off. Court records show Singh was initially released July 1 when he posted a $5,000 cash bond. But he has since moved to Indianapolis, so the judge increased his bond by $2,500. That money was posted Wednesday, allowing Singh to live and work in Indiana.
Robinson's family says Elroy's life is worth more than that. Elroy Robinson's nephew, Keethan Robinson, said, "This is why we think the justice system is a joke. This is a prime example of why." He went on to say, "That's our message to the DA and the judge: do what you would have done if it was your family."
They say their family is hurting while it feels like there are no repercussions, and they had strong words for city officials they feel are not doing enough to keep streets safe.
Steward said, "Stand down or stand up. Because you need to get on your job. The time is coming."
Right now, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court's website does not list the date of Singh's next scheduled court appearance.