McLaoch Clashes with FBI, Prisoner Escapes

Yesterday, Angel City Police Commissioner Mallard McLaoch accused FBI officials of overstepping jurisdictional boundaries in the attack at Mercy Hospital Hospital. After a lengthy closed-door discussion, federal officials agreed to release the prisoner (whose name has not yet been released) into ACPD custody. He was transferred to central holding that afternoon.

Two hours after his arrival, the prisoner escaped, breaking through two interior and one exterior wall. Three officers were wounded in the escape and are recovering at Mercy Hospital. One is listed in critical condition.

McLaoch’s office announced late last night that an intensive city-wide manhunt is underway.

Dated: March 12, 2015

Gregory Sampson, Angel City Herald