Calif. governor overturns parole in 1984 cop killing
Officer Duane Johnson was fatally shot during a gun battle with Hau Chan
By PoliceOne Staff
LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown overturned a parole board’s recommendation to release an inmate who was involved in a 1984 shootout that killed an LAPD officer.
Hau Chan is serving a life sentence for murder after organizing an armed robbery of a jewelry store, the Associated Press reported.
The robbery led to a shootout that killed Officer Duane Johnson and left another officer injured. Two suspects were also killed amid the gunfire.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League strongly opposed Chan’s release. Brown said he overturned the recommendation because there’s evidence Chan “still poses an unreasonable danger to society.”