Newman Police Chief Praises Slain Officer, Scolds California Lawmakers
SACRAMENTO (AP) — A police chief briefly scolded California lawmakers Monday for "making it more difficult for us" as he honored an officer whose slaying entered the national debate over immigration last year. Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson spoke while praising Cpl. Ronil Singh, who immigrated from Fiji and was fatally shot early Dec. 26 after stopping a suspected drunk driver. Authorities say the gunman arrested after a two-day manhunt was in the country illegally and was preparing to flee to Mexico.