(KMOV) – Bob Childers was paroled by the state last December, saying he was a changed man after spending 23 years in prison for shooting two St. Louis County police officers. On June 26, Childers was charged for allegedly stealing purses in St. Charles.
When News 4 investigated why the parole board released Childers in the first place, they discovered that a state statute says a parole board doesn’t have to explain their decisions.
One source said the statute is in place to protect the victims.
Sources say 97 percent of Missouri’s inmates will eventually be released. More than 74,000 people are on parole or probation in Missouri with only 1200 officers to supervise them.
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