Last week’s shocking allegations that three California Highway Patrol officers were charged in a Turlock murder probe prompted Commissioner Joe Farrow to drive to the city on Friday to make a public statement about the case and offer his condolences to victim Korey Alan Kauffman’s family.
Kauffman went missing in 2012. His remains were found the following year in the Stanislaus National Forest.
Last week, police announced that former CHP officer Walter W. Wells has been charged with first-degree murder, criminal conspiracy and false imprisonment. Officers Scott J. McFarlane and Eduardo Quintanar are charged with criminal conspiracy and being accessories.
Modesto attorney Frank C. Carson is accused of leading the conspiracy to kill Kauffman that also involved five other people.
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Here’s part of what Farrow said: