The prosecution never wants to set bail and the defense always wants the defendant to be released on his/her own recog, Lying *t.st.
The prosecution did not want bail to be given at all but
That is how it works in the USA.
And the judge looks at the numbers and makes a judgement on a figure he/she feels will ensure the defendant will show up again.
Watch any Law & Order episode - it's been running in one way or another every week for twenty years or so.