Kerry Lathan, 56, was on probation when he was shot along with Los Angeles-based rapper and businessman Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, on March 31.
Lathan was with Hussle when he was murdered in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Hyde Park. Because he was on probation and because Hussle maintained a well-known affiliation with the Rollin 60 Neighborhood Crips, Lathan violated his agreement not to be close to known gang members.
Lathan, who spent 25 years in prison for murder, went to Marathon Clothing to get help from Hussle, who was known to support local businesses and people alike, was arrested despite the bullet wound in the back. He was transferred to jail for his violation of probation.
Although a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department refused to tell the Los Angeles Times how Lathan violated his parole, Lathan can be heard telling local interventionist Big U that the authorities were "trying to send me back through life just by being there. , gang association ".
Lathan's family begged Governor Gavin Newsom that he was facing a possible parole violation "simply because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time," attorney Lauren Noriega said at the time of his arrest.
"Like Nipsey Hussle, Mr. Lathan was a member of a reformed gang that was determined to make a change in their community," he told the Huffington Post. "Unfortunately, Mr. Lathan faces a potential violation of probation because his arrest was made without a full knowledge of the underlying facts.
The CBSLA reports that a secretary of the Department of Corrections had his arrest dismissed in court. Lathan was released at 3 a.m. On Saturday morning, his stay was prolonged due to the responsibility of his treatment for the bullet wound in the back.