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Abel Maldonado

No, criminal justice reforms didn't cause a Whittier police officer's killing

No, criminal justice reforms didn't cause a Whittier police officer's killing

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 sway opinion on important policy matters, even if those comments come during times of great duress. And unfortunately, Piper misused the occasion of Boyer’s traumatic death to lash out at recent criminal justice reforms.

"We need to wake up,” he said. “Enough is enough. You’re passing...

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