After returning to Los Angeles from prison last April, Michael Christopher Mejia was in trouble again. Mejia was jailed and released repeatedly for violating his probation. State corrections officials say that the time Mejia served — nearly two years for grand theft auto and attempting to steal a vehicle — was not shortened by laws designed to reduce the prison population. Mejia, 26, who was accused of killing Whittier police officer Keith Boyer, had earlier spent over three years in state prison . . .
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