A 19-year-old man who may have been recently released in a prison realignment program may have gone on to murder and steal in northeast Los Angeles.
Los Angeles police are helping oversee paroled felons released under the state’s controversial prison realignment program, without the supervision of the state’s parole department.
Hundreds of officers fanned out across the Inland Empire Thursday to make surprise visits to parolees, some of whom were released under the state’s plan to ease prison overcrowding.
Twenty-one “early release” felons with histories of sexual offense were arrested throughout a three-week period in which an operation — being called the biggest of it’s kind in Los Angeles this year– took place.
A career criminal who allegedly robbed six businesses in the San Fernando Valley was part of California’s early release prison program, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.