NBC Los Angeles-
Hemet Police Department Chief Eddie Pust said Wednesday hardened criminals will be paroled early under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus emergency releases and crime will rise in the city and elsewhere as a result.
“Communities throughout California were told that decompression measures are taking place in the California prison system to provide health and safety to the incarcerated population,” Pust said in a public statement.
“This is after many changes have been made in the past few years in California’s criminal justice system, where thousands of offenders were released whose crimes were considered non-violent.”