San Diego Police responded on Saturday to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to reverse the granting of parole for a man who killed a San Diego Police Department officer in 1978.
“We applaud the Governor’s decision to deny parole for the killer of Officer Archie Buggs,” Zimmerman said.
“Police officers put their lives on the line every single day to protect our citizens who we so proudly serve. This decision sends a clear message that will help keep our communities, and our police officers, safer.”
Brown announced late Friday that he is reversing the decision to grant parole to Jesus Cecena, who killed Buggs during a traffic stop in Skyline. Cecena was 17 at the time of the killing. The state parole board granted him parole in August.
“Mr. Cecena turned a routine stop for speeding into a cold-blooded execution of a beloved police officer who worked earnestly to protect his community,” Brown wrote in his statement reversing the parole.
The governor said he believes Cecena still poses “an unreasonable risk of danger to the public” if released.
— City News Service
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