CBS 2 — Twenty-one “early release” felons with histories of sexual offense were arrested throughout a three-week period in which an operation — being called the biggest of it’s kind in Los Angeles this year– took place.
“Operation Tracker” consisted of 137 compliance checks and searches that involved “AB 109″ felons, who have a history of sexual offense.
The felons in the sweep had been released from prison earlier than they would have been before the AB-109 guidelines took effect.
The operation also resulted in the seizure of a number of computers, hard-drives, and phones.
Heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana were also seized during the operation.
In addition, children were found at a residence shared by a person who had previously been convicted of sexual offense against children, according to Los Angeles County Department of Probation officer Carol lin.
“When you go to a residence, and you find children in the home, it elevates the situation,” said the operation’s lead supervisor Steven Howell. “It is no longer a ‘compliance check’. It is now an investigation. Your investigation focuses on the children.” continue reading...