A man convicted of helping assassinate a Los Angeles police detective three decades ago is being paroled.
A California parole board on Tuesday upheld the release of 54-year-old Voltaire Williams.
He could be freed within a week after spending 27 years behind bars.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League on Wednesday called the parole "outrageous" and an affront to peace officers.
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Williams was convicted of conspiracy in the 1985 death of Thomas C. Williams, who was machine-gunned as he picked up his 6-year-old son from a Canoga Park school. The boy wasn't hurt.
Authorities say the shooter, Daniel Jenkins, was seeking revenge after the detective testified against him in a robbery trial.
Jenkins was sentenced to death and an accomplice got a life sentence without parole.