Dubbed “Operation Sleigh Ride” because it took place so close to Christmas, the effort netted two arrests in Burbank, six in Glendale and two in San Fernando.
Two of the individuals arrested were placed on immigration holds.
The task force was established after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety Realignment Act, also known as AB 109, which sent thousands of lower-level felons from state prisons to county facilities, and left those released from prison under the supervision of county probation officers instead of state parole agents.
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