A gang member in custody for the double murder of his cousin and an officer along with the wounding of another responding officer has brought out emotional statements from police on the subject of sentencing and prison release laws. California recently passed a new law on the subject which has been blamed by some public officials as endangering public safety. Here are the two sides focusing on events from Monday.
Police chief says Whittier officer’s slaying shows danger of criminal justice reform, but details are unclear. Los Angeles Times.
Official: Reforms didn’t cut sentence of suspect in killing. ABC News