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los angeles murder released from jail mistake fpd

Mar. 10 2021, Updated 1:47 p.m. ET

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A man being held in Los Angeles County jail in connection to a 2018 murder was accidentally released this week.

Police in California are trying to find the suspect. 

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The error happened due to a “data entry error,” according to ABC News.

Steven Manzo, 24, ran across the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles wearing jail clothes. The freeway was shut down for more than an hour to search for him, but he has yet to be captured, the Long Beach Post reported.

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Long Beach police public information officer Allison Gallagher provided a statement that Manzo shouldn’t have been released, but did not specify how it happened or who was to blame for the error.

According to inmate records, Manzo’s case is still listed as “dismissed” online.

Manzo was in court for a Tuesday hearing, according to KCAL. The charges were dismissed but immediately refiled. He remained in custody, but the error prevented the detention system from knowing he was supposed to stay in jail.

Manzo faced charges for allegedly killing Salvador Corrales, 24, according to Long Beach police. They agreed to meet in a parking lot, where they had a dispute that led to the shooting, according to the Long Beach Post.

He had been taken into custody in March of last year, and was held on $2 million bond, according to a police press release.

Anyone with information about Manzo’s whereabouts should contact authorities.


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