Homicide

A police chief's tears and anger after beloved Whittier cop killed

A police chief's tears and anger after beloved Whittier cop killed

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 21, and here is what’s going on across California:

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Officer killed, and a grieving chief gets angry

What began as a traffic incident ended with a veteran Whittier police officer fatally shot and another wounded. Police say the gunman was a recent parolee who may have killed another man hours earlier. Amid the grief, there is anger, as Whittier’s police chief said the suspect was on the street because of criminal justice reform laws. The chief believes those laws have made California less safe. 

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