Gov. Jerry Brown Weighs Parole for Killer in Controversial LAPD Lecture

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Rene Enriquez boasts an impressive law enforcement resume.

Author. Expert witness. Government consultant. College lecturer.

But he achieved such respected standing because of his earlier life’s work: Killer, drug dealer and Mexican Mafia “shot caller.”

Enriquez, 52, was at the center of a public controversy this week when Los Angeles police drew criticism for arranging a meeting in which he gave a lecture to a private group of local business leaders and some law enforcement officials. Records show his close relationship with law enforcement goes well beyond Wednesday’s event in downtown Los Angeles and has helped the former member of the Mexican Mafia — sometimes known as “La Eme” — make a bid for freedom.

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