- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted of helping assassinate a Los Angeles police detective three decades ago is being paroled.

A California parole board on Tuesday upheld the release of 54-year-old Voltaire Williams.

He could be freed within a week after spending 27 years behind bars.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League on Wednesday called the parole “outrageous” and an affront to peace officers.

Williams was convicted of conspiracy in the 1985 death of Thomas C. Williams, who was machine-gunned as he picked up his 6-year-old son from a Canoga Park school. The boy wasn’t hurt.

Authorities say the shooter, Daniel Jenkins, was seeking revenge after the detective testified against him in a robbery trial.

Jenkins was sentenced to death and an accomplice got a life sentence without parole.


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