Slain Pa. officer's family urges changes to parole system

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH — As the family of slain Penn Hills police Officer Michael Crawshaw continues to mourn, they are asking state legislators to re-examine parole and sentencing guidelines.

"The system failed Michael and changes must be made," reads a letter Crawshaw's friends and family sent to about 100 officials, including Gov. Ed Rendell, state senators, judges and Pittsburgh City Council members.

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