California deputy's murder blamed on Gov. Brown-backed prison reform

[Hollie McKay, Fox News]

And last week, a lauded El Dorado Hills middle school counselor, Myrna Harp, was lucky to have survived a head-on collision after a car theft suspect...

Law enforcement groups in California have propelled the state’s prison reform measure, known as Assembly Bill 109, into the limelight by proclaiming that it led to the murder of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French.

On Aug. 30, French was killed – while two other officers were wounded – in a shootout with convicted felon Thomas Littlecloud. The 32-year-old had served three prior sentences and failed to show up to court in 2016 for violating the conditions of his release.

On Saturday, the Sacramento County coroner's office said Littlecloud, 32, died after being shot...

Littlecloud – who also died in the battle – was free from custody as a result of AB 109 parole changes, according to the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), which represents more than 7,900 deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators...

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