Man arrested in Los Angeles recruits crash is released

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have released from custody a young man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer after the SUV he was driving veered into the wrong lane and crashed into Los Angeles County law enforcement recruits on a training run, injuring 25. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 22-year-old Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez was released Thursday night because the investigation’s complexity requires analysis of additional evidence and interviews. His attorney tells KABC-TV that the driver has no animosity towards law enforcement and the crash was a “tragic accident.” The SUV struck the recruits early Wednesday in the suburban Whittier area, where a sheriff’s academy facility is located.