Authorities missed a chance to send an L.A.-area gang member to jail for months. Weeks later, he was charged with killing a Whittier cop
An East Los Angeles gang member violated the terms of his probation multiple times in the months before he was accused of killing a Whittier police officer. Weeks before the shooting, a probation officer recommended he be jailed for three months and then sent to a court-ordered inpatient drug treatment program, but authorities instead sent him to jail for only a month.
Sources: Los Angeles County Superior Court