Authorities insist cop killer is not granted parole

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Local authorities have rallied against the possible parole of a cop killer scheduled to be released this month, the CBS Minnesota reported.
Ronald Schneider, was convicted of shooting Robbinsdale police officer John Scanlon as he sat in his patrol car one day in 1985, the Pioneer Press reported. At the time of the shooting Schneider was a robbery suspect who had had no contact with Scanlon, according to CBS Minnesota.
Schneider, now 70, was sentence to life, but given the possibility of parole after 17 years under a law that was changed in 1993, the Pioneer Press reported.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek wrote a letter on April 2 that insisted Schneider not be granted parole, but the Department of Corrections said they cannot disregard the laws at the time of his sentencing, the Pioneer Press reported.
Currently one of five men serving a sentence for killing an officer under the old law, Schneider will appear in front of an appellate court Monday. This will be his second time seeking parole after an attempt 10 years ago, the Pioneer Press reported.

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