- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six years ago, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies allowed a woman to walk into the night from the Malibu station. Nearly a year later, Mitrice Richardson’s body was found near a creek.

Now, the California attorney general’s office has agreed to review the department’s conduct.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports Friday (https://bit.ly/1Wiu4SK) that state prosecutors will look into why deputies freed Richardson that night in 2009 before her mother could pick her up.

The 24-year-old had been detained for failing to pay an $86 restaurant tab. She was released after midnight with no car, money or phone and vanished - until her bones were found in the Malibu hills.

Deputies said they’d asked Richardson to stay but she refused.

The county paid her parents $900,000 to settle two lawsuits.

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