Santa Cruz Police Officers
The Santa Cruz Police Department has concluded its investigation into the fatal shootings earlier this year of detectives Butch Baker and Elizabeth Butler.
An Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.
Sen. Barbara Boxer questioned Wednesday whether the military erred when it dropped rape charges and discharged a soldier who later shot and killed two police detectives in Santa Cruz.
A Peninsula congresswoman has called for an investigation into the Army’s dropped rape charges against a man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers.
Investigators are searching for a woman who may hold clues to the background and history of the man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers on Tuesday before being gunned down in a shootout with police.
The location for Thursday’s memorial for two slain Santa Cruz police officers has been moved to the HP Pavilion in San Jose to fit the large number of people expected to attend, a police spokesman said.
The joint public memorial for Detective Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler will take place at 11 a.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, Chief Kevin Vogel said.
Officers from the Santa Cruz Police Department were now expected to resume patrols on Friday, authorities said, following the shooting that took the lives of two Santa Cruz police officers.
The father of the suspect in the shooting of two Santa Cruz police officers said his son was a ticking time bomb who had contempt for police and the justice system.