Pa. Gov. seeks review of corrections, parole systems following officer deaths


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By Andrew Maykuth and Mario F. Cattabiani
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Responding to mounting criticism of the judicial system after a paroled felon killed a Philadelphia police officer, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell yesterday ordered a halt to the release of parolees until an independent expert can conduct "a top-to-bottom review" of how the state releases violent offenders.

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