Los Angeles DA defends policies, handling of suspect in El Monte shooting

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2022
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Facing a barrage of questions from both reporters and the community he serves, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon Tuesday defended his decision to grant parole to the man accused of ambushing and killing two El Monte police officers before turning the gun on himself.

Justin Flores, the 35-year-old gunman, was on probation for a gun charge when Officer Joseph Santana and Corporal Michael Paradis were ambushed and shot to death at a motel on June 14. Paradis was a 22-year veteran, a husband and father of two. Santana was a rookie,...

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