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LAPD chief calls for review of parole policies


The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to review its parole procedures, after it was determined that a parolee who fired at officers over the weekend had gained early release.

In a letter to Corrections Secretary Matthew Cate Wednesday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck expressed concern that 28-year-old Javier Joseph Rueda had been placed on "non-revocable parole" in May after serving just two years of a 10-year prison sentence on firearms and other charges.

Rueda was shot and killed Saturday after he allegedly opened fire on two officers who had been chasing him on suspicion of driving under the influence. One officer was shot in the arm.

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