Another revolving door parolee arrested for murder

May 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Bob's Blotter, Gold Star Parolee

GoldStarLogoA 23-year old parolee is back in custody on suspicion of stabbing two women in their home in Temecula on May 15.  One of the women died.

Jonathan Kim was on parole for assault and had been classified as at a high risk for violence.  Kim was arrested on March 5 for violation of his parole.  He had been released on parole in December.  During a  parole visit in January Kim threatened to kill his father, cut off his head and eat his guts.  He admitted to using heroin and meth.

He was sentenced to 120 days in custody but was in fact released after serving two days.

Clicking here will link to a Riverside Press-Enterprise piece on this now all too common story.  Thanks to Caroline for the link.

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8 Comments to “Another revolving door parolee arrested for murder”

  1. FXSTC1 says:

    Conducting investigations was something that I felt was not really emphasized when I first started in P&CSD. In my unit it was all about “hook and book”. Make sure you get your people in custody that need to be in custody. The threshold for changing someones “custody status” was very, very low. Missed appointments, bad attitudes would often lead to “shake and bakes” (Putting the parolee in local custody pending an investigation). Usually the parolee would get released within 6 days by a standard hand written AR recommending COP. After transferring to a more formal Unit I had an experience that ended with good advise by my Supervisor. I had arrested and charged a parolee with DV on information provided by his wife. At the hearing, the V denied the allegations she made and pretended not to know who I was. She wanted to know why I was doing this to her husband. The Board still found good cause and I learned a valuable lesson. My Supervisor said from that point on allegations regarding adverse behavior by parolees had to be done in writing prior to submitting the violation report. It really was that simple. If the Commissioner had a written statement that was written while the incident was still hot, he would have had a hard time dismissing the charge. Oh ya, BD you sound like a tough guy. Don’t lower yourself or be baited by remarks offered like those submitted by LA Slueth. It’s just inflammatory rhetoric.

  2. bulldogger says:

    Hey LA sleuth you must know all of the PA’s involved in this case to make that stupid statement. If we don’t conduct “independent investigations” it’s because we have too many cases and are forced to comply with CPRSM BS. Since you ask quite a few questions it suggests that you don’t know shit about what happened. I suggest you get away from your computer and put on some pants and do something useful.

    • pacovilla says:

      Let’s take it down on a notch on the personal shots, Sleuth and BD alike, OK? As to the issue of independent investigations, unless there is reason to suspect the police did a sloppy job that a virtually untrained parole agent can rectify, the entire concept was and is a joke. On the occasions I was ORDERED to interview victims already interviewed by the PD, they were puzzled by the inquiry. And, the cops resented it. F that.

      I did truly independent investigations exactly twice, on cases I was personally submitting to the PD or SO for referral to the DA. (Nope, never went through DAPO for that—They always refused.) Otherwise, I reviewed the police reports, got a statement from the parolee and that was it: An independent, supplemental inquiry.

      Interview victims and record the interview? I don’t recall any training involving taped interviews, do either of you? Wanna bet Admin would tell you we lack authority to tape? That’s what I was told. So, I took a cop to interview a DV victim who later recanted. The cop had it recorded so her lies didn’t work. Con got 27 to life…

      ANYWAY, it’s one thing to dump on administrators. PA’s are overtaxed whether they are competent or not. NOBODY is doing good casework because CDCR doesn’t care about anything but check marks in ROS boxes. We all know it has been that way for decades. QED.

      • Howie Katz says:

        Things sure are different from when I was a parole agent. In my time, I and like-minded agents were conducting investigations all the time. Whenever I suspected or was informed that one of my parolees was involved in any illegal activities, I conducted my own investigations. If the allegations proved to be true, I turned my investigation results over to the appropriate police agencies in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles counties … and the cops loved it. And my investigations were conducted with the knowledge and approval of the district supervisor and the regional administrator.

        My question is why even have parole if there is no real oversight of parolees, whether by neglect or because of overburdened parole agents?

        • pacovilla says:

          Howie, when I went to parole in the late 90’s, anything beyond a routine home call required a case conference. All arrests had to be planned with the US. So, yes, parole is nothing like it was when agents had the ability to do real casework…Which isn’t to say we didn’t bust people and conduct searches and investigations…just gave the cops all the credit and paperwork.

          • Howie Katz says:

            Paco, that’s the reason I asked why even have parole. And while you correctly refer to investigations as (part of) ‘casework,’ the social worker-types would condemn them as cop work.

  3. LA Sleuth says:

    Just another example of why the Division of Adult Parole Operations has lost so much respect from the public and the outside law enforcement agencies. Parents changed their story in court. Did the dumb parole agents ever think of taping their interview with the parolees parents? Better yet did the assigned parole agent ever bother to interview the parolees parents? Parole agents have for a very long time stopped conducting their own independent investigation for parole violation reports. One reason why is that many can’t write let alone read. Maria Franco must be looking for a place to hide with all of the recent news articles about parolees killing people, shooting at people and raping people ?

    • Howie Katz says:

      LA Sleuth, my question is why was this ‘high risk for violence’ turd ever paroled in the first place?

      While many parole agents today may not be able to ‘write let alone read,’ I’m sure they have been well versed in diversity and multiculturalism on the way to getting their MSW degrees.