No, criminal justice reforms didn't cause a Whittier police officer's killing - Los Angeles Times

The overwhelming grief felt by Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper following the brutal killing Monday of Officer Keith Boyer is understandable. But public officials need to be held accountable for false or misleading statements that are calculated to ...

Suspect In Killing Of Whittier Officer Was Arrested 5 Times For Probation Violations, Authorities Say - CBS Local

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding another but may have shortened the amount of time he was locked up for ...

Keith Boyer, 53 - Los Angeles Times

Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer, a 53-year-old white man, was shot and killed on Monday, Feb. 20, at the intersection of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street in Whittier, according to authorities. Boyer and two other officers were called to the scene ...

Suspect in Whittier police officer's shooting death still in ICU, surviving officer released from hospital - The Whittier Daily News

Members of the community place flowers in memory of slain Whittier Police officer Keith Boyer at the Whittier Police Department's Police Officer Memorial in Whittier, Calif. on Tuesday February 21, 2017. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News ...

Police Chief Blames California Early Release Program for Cop's Murder - Breitbart News

Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper has blamed Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial early prison release program for the murder of one of his officers on Monday. Officer Keith Boyer, 53, was shot dead when he and his partner, Patrick Hazell, responded to a ...

Officer Killed by Just-Freed Felon – and Fed-Up Police Chief Tells Voters to Look in the Mirror - Independent Journal Review

Police say it was a recently released hard core gangster who shot two cops in Whittier, California, on Monday; one of the officers has died. Now, not only is the community in mourning, a weeping, exasperated police chief told voters Monday that “enough ...

Police blame reform for putting a convicted felon suspected of killing a Whittier officer back on the street. The ... - Los Angeles Times

Soon after returning to Los Angeles from Pelican Bay State Prison in April 2016, Michael Christopher Mejia was in trouble again. An imposing physical presence at 6 feet, 3 inches, with face and neck tattoos that trumpeted his gang membership, Mejia was ...