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September 27, 2022: Man Charged in Murder of Los Angeles County Probation Officer Paula Lind

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today with murdering Los Angeles County Probation Officer Paula Lind at her Lancaster home last weekend.

“The murder of Officer Lind has shocked all of Los Angeles County, and we in the District Attorney’s Office extend our condolences to her family, friends and Probation Department colleagues,” District Attorney Gascón said. “That this officer who dedicated her career to public safety fell victim to senseless and depraved violence in her home is beyond tragic. We will do all in our power to hold the person responsible for this to account. My office’s victim advocates stand ready to offer support and services to Officer Lind’s family.”

The identity of the individual in custody in connection with the murder is unknown at this time.

He has been charged in a “John Doe” complaint with one count each of murder, assault with intent to commit rape during a residential burglary, first-degree residential burglary and sexual contact with deceased remains.

In addition, special allegations of personal use of a firearm and first-degree residential burglary with a person present were filed.

He is accused of breaking into Officer Lind’s home on Barrymore Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 25 and killing her.

Arraignment in case MA083982 is set for today in Department A1 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch. The office is requesting that the man remain in custody and no bail be set.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.