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Gang member accused of killing Whittier cop had cycled in and out of jail, records show - Los Angeles Times

The gang member accused of killing a Whittier police officer Monday has cycled in and out of jail for repeatedly violating the terms of his release, records show. L.A. County sheriff's homicide Capt. Steve Katz on Tuesday identified the suspect as ...and more »

Gunman who killed Whittier officer had fatally shot cousin hours earlier, police say - Los Angeles Times

One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said. Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision ...and more »

Slain Whittier officer 'best of the best,' was thinking about retiring, chief says - Los Angeles Times

Keith Boyer spent 27 years patrolling the streets of Whittier and had become something of a legend at the Whittier Police Department. Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper broke down in tears recounting Boyer, whom he described as a close friend and beloved ...and more »

Police chief says Whittier officer's slaying shows danger of criminal justice reform, but details are unclear - Los Angeles Times

Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper says the man suspected of shooting an officer to death on Monday is an example of how statewide efforts to reduce incarceration of certain criminals can have tragic consequences. "We need to wake up. Enough is enough," ...and more »

Suspect in Whittier police officer shooting death arrested 5 times in last 7 months - The Whittier Daily News

A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after allegedly slaying his cousin, was arrested five times in the past seven months while under supervision of county authorities as part of a controversial program many ...and more »

Whittier police officer killed in shootout, suspect may be involved in separate homicide - The Whittier Daily News

WHITTIER >> One officer was killed and another injured in a shootout Monday with a 26-year-old suspected gang member who may have been involved in a separate homicide in East Los Angeles, authorities said. Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper identified ...and more »

Suspect who shot, killed Whittier police officer identified - 89.3 KPCC

The man who allegedly murdered a Whittier police officer Monday morning has been identified as Michael Mejia, a 26-year-old gang member who has previous convictions for violent crimes, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Commander Rod Kusch said. Michael ...and more »

A routine traffic stop ends with Whittier police in 'a gunfight for their lives,' leaving one veteran officer dead - Los Angeles Times

It began as a routine police call to a rear-end collision, the sort of traffic accident that happens every day in Southern California. It ended in tragedy, with one Whittier police officer dead and another wounded. Advertisement. The officers didn't ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Will California officer's death be a turning point for AB 109? - The Mercury News

A man with gang ties suspected of killing a Whittier Police officer Monday benefitted from lesser punishments for repeat offenders enacted under a controversial 2011 prison-reform law, records show. But statistics on the fallout from the law do not ...and more »