Los Angeles DA drops loss of life penalty for accused cop killer Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón goes in opposition to prosecutors and won’t search the loss of life penalty for an admitted gang member charged in officer killing; Officer Boyer’s step-father Don Clark joins ‘Fox and Friends Weekend.’Los Angeles District Attorney (DA) George Gascón mentioned Friday he won’t search the loss of life penalty for an admitted gang member who killed a police officer and his personal cousin. Michael Christopher Mejia, 30, is awaiting trial on expenses stemming from Feb. 20, 2017. One of Mejia’s victims was officer Keith Boyer, 53, who was responding to a report of a visitors collision by which Mejia had been concerned.
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Mejia shot Boyer and one other officer, Patrick Hazell, whereas making an attempt to flee the scene of the crash. Hazell survived a shot to the stomach.Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron mentioned throughout a listening to at Norwalk Courthouse that he had been ordered to take away the loss of life penalty consideration, regardless of his personal objection and that of Deputy DA Geoff Lewis, FOX LA reported. MINNEAPOLIS DEBATES POLICE DEPARTMENT REFORM IN VIRTUAL HEARINGDon Clark, Boyer’s stepfather, mentioned that the reversal was “a punch within the intestine.””People don’t understand how laborious it’s on the households,” a tearful Clark advised “Fox & Friends” host Jedediah Bila on Saturday.”What Gascón’s doing — not solely to our household, however to the cousin’s household — however to so many different households … that’s completely horrendous,” Clark added. CALIFORNIA DEPUTIES SHOOT AND KILL HOMELESS MAN ACCUSED OF REACHING FOR OFFICER’S GUN, VIDEO SHOWSClark discovered it tough to listen to Mejia say that he’s “proud” of what he did and that he ought to have “smoked” the opposite cop sooner.Whittier Police Chief Aviv Bar spoke on the listening to, saying that Boyer’s loss of life was “devastating to our division.”LA SCHOOL BOARD CUTS POLICE OFFICERS FROM SCHOOLS, DIVERTS $25M TO SUPPORT BLACK STUDENTSMejia additionally killed his personal cousin, Roy Torres. Tiffany Garcia, one among Torres’ family members, mentioned: “I will likely be his voice, however this isn’t justice.”During a taped interview with police, Mejia initially claimed to not remembering the killings as a result of he was “excessive on medicine,” however later admitted to all of the killings and shootings, saying “all three of them had it coming,” in line with reviews.”They simply bought a style of an L.A. gang member, actual L.A. gang member,” Mejia mentioned. “You know what I imply?””And, nope, I do not really feel sorry. Because I do know they’d’ve dropped me, they would not really feel sorry for my household,” he reportedly added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn addition to homicide counts, Mejia was charged with one depend every of tried homicide of a peace officer, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon with two prior convictions. Fox News reached out to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s workplace for remark, which is pending.