The California Experiment

Read the murder complaint accusing an L.A.-area gang member of killing a Whittier police officer

Mi­chael Mejia, an ad­mit­ted East Los Angeles gang mem­ber, is charged with murder in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing of two Whit­ti­er po­lice of­ficers in Feb­ru­ary 2017. Of­ficer Keith Boy­er was killed and Of­ficer Patrick Hazell was wounded. Earli­er in the day, the com­plaint al­leges, Mejia killed his cous­in, Roy Torres. Pro­sec­utors are seek­ing the death pen­alty. Mejia has pleaded not guilty.

Sources: Los Angeles County Superior Court