The California Experiment

A probation officer detailed Michael Mejia’s repeated rule breaking before he allegedly killed a Whittier cop

After Mi­chael Mejia was caught re­peatedly vi­ol­at­ing the terms of his re­lease from pris­on, a Los Angeles County pro­ba­tion of­ficer re­com­men­ded he be sent to jail for a month and then placed in a court-ordered res­id­en­tial drug treat­ment cen­ter. The of­ficer cata­loged his re­peated rule break­ing, in­clud­ing his as­so­ci­ation with gang mem­bers, re­fus­al to enter drug treat­ment and con­tinu­ing drug use.

Sources: Los Angeles County Superior Court