PORTLAND, Ore. - Parole officers with the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice's specialized gang supervision unit arrested Kyle Brewster, age 37, Friday morning for alleged violations of his parole.
Parole officers obtained information that Brewster has been associating with members of the white supremacist gang Volksfront. By tracking the connections of gang members on social networking Web sites like MySpace.com, parole officers found evidence that Brewster had been in contact with Volksfront members.
Volksfront is a white supremacist group that has been associated with numerous crimes in the Northwest. In 2003, Volksfront members murdered a homeless man in Tacoma, Washington.
Brewster was taken into custody without incident during a routine visit to see his parole officer.
He is being detained at the Multnomah County Detention Center for violating parole conditions that prohibit him from being involved in gang activity.
Brewster was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw in Portland on November 13, 1988.
Brewster was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. He was released in November, 2002 and was scheduled to complete his parole in 2008. Brewster has no other convictions, but had several disciplinary actions while in prison.
Information provided by the Anti-Defamation League put parole officers on the trail of individuals who were ultimately linked to Brewster.
Agencies involved in the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force also provided information that indicated that Brewster has been involved with white power gang members.