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  1. Gang member accused of killing California cop still in ICU, surviving officer released from hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

    Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday by authorities as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres, the suspect's cousin. Mejia was released from prison under a controversial program that many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, authorities said.

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  2. Gang member accused of killing California cop still in ICU, surviving officer released from hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Campbell Reporter

    A known gang member accused of fatally shooting a Whittier police officer and another man on Monday, as well as wounding another police officer, remained hospitalized in an intensive care unit Wednesday, awaiting interviews with investigators. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was shot in the back in Monday morning's gunfight with the Whittier officers, Lt.

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  3. Funeral set for slain California police officerRead the original story

    1 hr ago | My Mother Lode

    Funeral arrangements have been set for a California police officer who was fatally shot after responding to a traffic accident. It will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Whittier Area Community Church in Whittier.

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  4. John Gay Dies: 'Run Silent Run Deep' Screenwriter Was 92Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Deadline

    ... Other survivors include daughter Elizabeth Powell, son Lawrence and three grandchildren. Born on April 1, 1924, in Whittier, California, Gay was a WGAW member since 1958. His many screen collaborators include directors John Huston, Vincent Minnelli ...

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  5. Funeral Services Announced For Slain Whittier Police OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CBS Local

    CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA [...] Funeral Services Announced For Slain Whittier Police Officer Funeral arrangements for Whittier police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer, who was killed in a shooting that also left a second officer wounded, were announced Friday.

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  6. Everything Is Awesome: Why The Tech Industry Needs To Get Cozy In 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CBS Local

    CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA [...] Funeral Services Announced For Slain Whittier Police Officer Funeral arrangements for Whittier police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer, who was killed in a shooting that also left a second officer wounded, were announced Friday.

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  7. Portion of proceeds from Whittier Area Classic Car Show to be donated ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2014 | Whittier Daily News

    WHITTIER >> A portion of the proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets at the Whittier Area Classic Car Show will go to the family of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer, who was killed Monday in the line of duty. The annual show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Whittier Area Community Church, 8100 Colima Road.

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  8. Public viewing, funeral for Whittier police officer to be held next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2012 | Whittier Daily News

    WHITTIER >> Memorial services for fallen Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer will be held next Thursday and Friday, the Whittier Police Department announced on Thursday. There will be a public viewing on March 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Whittier Area Community Church, 8100 Colima Road.

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  9. No, criminal justice reforms didn't cause a Whittier police officer's killingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    A black and white American flag by a picture of slain police officer Keith Boyer during a vigil at the Whittier police station on Feb. 20. A black and white American flag by a picture of slain police officer Keith Boyer during a vigil at the Whittier police station on Feb. 20. The overwhelming grief felt by Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper following the brutal killing Monday of Officer Keith Boyer is understandable. But public officials need to be held accountable for false or misleading statements that are calculated to sway opinion on important policy matters, even if those comments come during times of great duress.

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  10. California officer slain, focus on sentencing redoRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | NWAonline

    This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Michael Christopher Mejia, 26. Authorities have identified Mejia as the suspect they say fatally shot Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyer and injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. LOS ANGELES -- A California criminal justice revamp initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is now accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died, officials said Tuesday.

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  11. Lowell Joint School District board of trustees appoints new memberRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

    WHITTIER >> The Lowell Joint School District Board of Trustees has appointed a familiar face to join its ranks - Marty Tourville, who has served on the Lowell Joint Education Foundation board for the last nine years. Tourville, 47, was selected out of five candidates for the spot.

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  12. Reform may have eased jail time for police slaying suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Victorville Daily Press

    California's efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding another but may have shortened the amount of time he was locked up for repeated probation violations. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, was arrested Monday after police said he killed his cousin, crashed his cousin's car then fatally shot Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and wounded Officer Patrick Hazell when they responded to the accident.

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  13. Suspect in Whittier police officer's shooting death still in ICU,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wave

    Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday by authorities as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres, the suspect's cousin. Mejia was released from prison under a controversial program that many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, authorities said.

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  14. Suspect in Whittier police officera s shooting death still in ICU,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    WHITTIER >> A gang member accused of killing a Whittier police officer and another man on Monday, as well as wounding another police officer, remained hospitalized in a intensive care unit Wednesday as detectives continued gathering evidence and the community continued mourning and seeking answers. Investigators were yet to interview Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, as he continued receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the back sustained in Monday morning's gunfight with the Whittier, Lt.

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  15. Shooting SuspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after allegedly slaying his cousin , was arrested five times in the past seven months while under supervision of county authorities as part of a controversial program many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, according to records and authorities. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres , the suspect's cousin.

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  16. Corruption hot topic at South El Monte mayoral candidate forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Whittier Daily News

    ... studying at UCLA and UC Berkeley would help get the city back on track. Christopher Yee is a staff writer for the Whittier Daily News. He covers the cities of El Monte, South El Monte, Alhambra and San Gabriel. Reach the author at [email protected] or ...

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  17. Will California officer's death be a turning point for AB 109?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Inside Bay Area

    Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday by authorities as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres, the suspect's cousin. Mejia was released from prison under a controversial program that many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, authorities said.

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  18. Gang member accused in officer's slaying was on probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KRON 4

    This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Michael Christopher Mejia, 26. Authorities have identified Mejia as the suspect they say fatally shot Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyerand injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Authorities say Mejia is a known gang member who was recently released from jail.

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  19. Top StoryGang member accused in officer's slaying was on probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    A California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died, officials said Tuesday. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, was arrested Monday after Whittier police officer Keith Boyer was fatally shot and Officer Patrick Hazell was wounded as they responded to the site of a traffic accident Mejia was involved in.

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  20. Top StoryGang member accused in officer's slaying was on probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KATV Little Rock

    A California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died, officials said Tuesday. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, was arrested Monday after Whittier police officer Keith Boyer was fatally shot and Officer Patrick Hazell was wounded as they responded to the site of a traffic accident Mejia was involved in.

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