On Feb. 20th 2017 Keith Boyer, a 27-yr veteran of the Whittier, CA Police Department did what he was supposed to do: he went to help people. In this case, he went to help people involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. What officer Boyer didn’t know was that the “victim” in this accident had been released from the California Department of Corrections a week earlier as a parolee. Despite his prior convictions for robbery, burglary, and resisting arrest (among others) Michael Mejia was considered a “low level” inmate under the newly passed California Assembly Bill 109.
Officer Boyer also did not know that Mejia – shock of all shocks – had murdered his own cousin earlier in the day, and had no intention of going back to prison. So, here we have a situation in which an officer hardwired for elping meets a hardened, violent criminal who simply has no value for a human life. When attempting to PAT search Mejia for weapons Ofc. Boyer was shot and killed, leaving behind adult children. At his memorial, one of his sons said,
Here is the e-mail I sent to “Professor” Romano: