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California has most COVID-19 cases in U.S., surpassing N.Y., as spike continues -- California now has the most confirmed coronavirus infections of any state, surpassing New York, as an ongoing statewide spike in the number of infections has pushed its case count past 409,000. Luke Money in the Los Angeles Times$ Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks in the Sacramento Bee$ Evan Webeck in the San Jose Mercury$ Mallory Moench in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

‘I don’t believe it’: Huntington Beach a symbol of mask resistance as doubters abound -- As Brad Colburn whisked his metal detector over the tan sands of Huntington Beach, a rejection of Orange County’s spiking coronavirus infection rates surfaced. “I don’t believe it. I don’t believe the rates are rising,” Colburn said. “They’re inflated. It’s another way of shutting everything down … of the Democrats trying to get what they want.” Jake Sheridan in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

Santa Clara County’s top health official laments ‘uncertainty,’ piecemeal reopening approach -- A fractured approach to reopening across the state and nation has created “much uncertainty” for Santa Clara County’s long-term coronavirus response, the top health official said Tuesday. Fiona Kelliher in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

California nursing facility devastated by 17 coronavirus deaths will close permanently -- Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, a Woodland skilled nursing facility devastated by 17 coronavirus deaths in the earlier months of the pandemic, will close permanently this fall. Michael McGough in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/22/20

30 active coronavirus cases, 1 death at Sacramento County senior facility, state says -- An assisted living facility in south Sacramento County is in the midst of a large coronavirus outbreak, reporting 30 total cases among residents and staff members since late June along with one resident death during the pandemic. Michael McGough in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/22/20

Street  

Sierra Club calls out the racism of John Muir -- John Muir is a towering figure in the environmental movement. He saved Yosemite Valley, helped form the National Park Service and influenced generations with his passionate calls to protect and revere nature. But on Wednesday, the Sierra Club — which Muir co-founded — acknowledged a darker part of Muir’s history. Shelby Grad in the Los Angeles Times$ John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Santa Clara County District Attorney unveils wide-ranging reform plan to address racial equity disparities in prosecutions -- Dropping the pursuit of the death penalty, easing up on dog-piling charges on defendants, putting a more watchful eye on police misconduct, and further backing away from prosecution of minor crimes highlight an array of reforms that Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen says he is instituting in the wake of national dissatisfaction with the criminal justice status quo galvanized by the police killing of George Floyd. Robert Salonga in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

LAPD promised to curb violence on protesters for two decades, but has yet to deliver -- After Los Angeles police officers stormed through a protest in MacArthur Park in 2007, beating protesters and journalists with batons and shooting them with tactical weapons, the department issued an unusual mea culpa as part of a report filled with reforms. Kevin Rector in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

‘I’m going to die out here.’ Brutal heat is even more dangerous with coronavirus -- For Southern California’s elderly and homeless populations, stifling heat is more than an inconvenience. Without the cooling centers and shelters that are sanctuaries for vulnerable populations, heat can be a killer. Stephanie Lai in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

FBI launches vandalism investigation at Sacramento Black church after series of hate crimes -- The very next day, a parishioner at Murph-Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a predominately black, 126-member church in North Highlands that was holding a drive-in church service outside because of COVID-19, found racial slurs, including “Kill ‘em all” and “KKK,” carved into the rooftop air conditioning unit. Sam Stanton in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/22/20

Schooling  

Parents rush to hire tutors and create learning pods. But not everyone has options -- The advertisements started popping up on social media almost immediately after Los Angeles Unified School District said campuses would remain closed for the start of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sonali Kohli, Nina Agrawal in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

Child care is on the verge of collapse in the Bay Area. Can parents go back to work? -- In some senses, Rockridge Little School has not changed since COVID-19 engulfed the Bay Area. Wooden blocks and cubbies still line the shelves. Small jackets still hang from the coat racks. Scraps of butcher paper from an unfinished art project lie scattered across the tables. Rachel Swan in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Has California figured out online school? ‘I forgave them for the spring. I’m not going to forgive them for the fall.’ -- Now that the great summer debate has been settled and most California schools will be teaching online instead of opening their classrooms for the fast-approaching school year, parents like Martin Rauchwerk have one request: Reassure us online instruction will be better this time around. John Woolfolk in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

Policy & Politics 

Richmond extends eviction moratorium, rent payback period for residential and business tenants -- Residential and business tenants who are struggling to afford rent will get more time to pay their debt, thanks to a City Council decision Tuesday night to ratify the city manager’s order extending the city’s moratorium on evictions and rent increases through the end of September. Annie Sciacca in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

These California privacy initiative opponents might surprise you -- The Consumer Federation of California, the ACLU of California and Media Alliance have gone public with scathing critiques of Proposition 24 — a move that will complicate the pro-consumer narrative of a campaign to rewrite the state's landmark Privacy Act. Katy Murphy Politico -- 7/22/20

Labor, industry tangle over dialysis ballot initiative -- Kidney dialysis may sound like an odd topic for a California ballot proposition, but voters will tangle with the issue on Nov. 3 — for the second time. Lana Schwartz Capitol Weekly -- 7/22/20

Fox: The Attorney General’s Uneven View on What’s Right -- Two events yesterday showed an unequal outlook on fairness by California’s Attorney General. In one instance, AG Xavier Becerra rightly objected to President Trump’s order attempting to limit the people counted in the census as ignoring the plain language of the United States Constitution. On the other hand, he issued titles and summaries for California ballot initiatives that are raising complaints that his political ideology is interfering with his official duties to write neutral ballot descriptions. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 7/22/20

Also . . .   

‘Strong’ evidence quake fault runs along site of Hollywood skyscrapers, state says -- State geologists have concluded there is “strong” evidence that an earthquake fault runs along the site of a controversial skyscraper development slated for Hollywood, records obtained by The Times show. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Lorena Iñiguez Elebee in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

What happens to the U.S. economy if the $600 federal unemployment benefit ends? -- When the COVID-19 pandemic first drove the country into lockdown and tens of millions of workers lost their jobs, Congress voted to add $600 a week to whatever individual states paid in unemployment insurance. Don Lee in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

California feared pandemic would overwhelm Medicaid, but that hasn’t happened. Why? -- “It’s a mystery,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, an advocacy group for health consumers. “We have lots of plausible explanations, but they don’t seem to add up.” Even the state is stumped. Rachel Bluth, Angela Hart in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

Transit   

Ridership’s down, revenues are down, but salaries are up for BART workers -- BART’s ridership is only 12% of what it was before the coronavirus pandemic and it’s facing a projected loss of $975 million over the next three years — nonetheless, the transit agency’s workers got a 2.75% raise July 1, bringing the top salary for station agents and train operators to $93,085.20 a year, plus benefits. Phil Matier in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

 

 

California Policy & Politics Wednesday Morning  

Oakland nurse dies of COVID-19, fellow health care workers call for more protection -- An Oakland nurse who cared for COVID-19 patients died after contracting the disease, becoming one of more than 100 California health care workers who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus. Mallory Moench in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

California tops 400,000 coronavirus cases; health leader says could be ‘4-5 weeks’ before decline -- As California closed in on an ignominious milestone — preparing to pass New York as the state with the most coronavirus cases in the nation — one of the state’s leading coronavirus experts said it could be more than a month before cases begin to significantly decrease. Wes Goldberg, Paul Rogers in the San Jose Mercury$ Aidin Vaziri in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Antibody study finds coronavirus infections may have been 10 times higher in Bay Area -- Nearly 10 times as many Bay Area residents had been infected with the coronavirus by the end of April than the official tally at the time, according to a new federal study that analyzed antibody tests to determine how widespread the virus was across a handful of United States hot spots. Erin Allday in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Coronavirus Infections Far Higher Than Confirmed But Most Americans Still Not Exposed -- Coronavirus infections in the United States are far higher than what has been confirmed, although the number of Americans who have been exposed is far below what is required for widespread immunity, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data appeared on both the CDC website and in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Tuesday. Jason Slotkin NPR -- 7/22/20

Worker’s positive COVID-19 tests forces Juvenile Court to scale back operations for two weeks -- Five court workers at San Diego Juvenile Court are in quarantine because one worker tested posted for COVID-19, and the court has had to scale back operations for two weeks because many other workers are on paid leave to take care of family members because of the pandemic. Greg Moran in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 7/22/20

Navy report details final days of Roosevelt sailor who died from COVID complications -- The cause of death of the Theodore Roosevelt sailor who contracted the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier amid an outbreak of the virus was a severe anoxic brain injury, cardiac arrest and COVID-19 sepsis, according to a Navy line of duty death investigation report obtained by The Chronicle. Matthias Gafni in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

EU approves landmark coronavirus recovery fund while U.S. draws new battle lines -- European leaders overcame some enormous political differences to agree Tuesday on a coronavirus-recovery package — a struggle that coincides with a reignited U.S. political battle over how to repair the virus-battered American economy. Laura King in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

Calabasas mayor calls out YouTuber Jake Paul for house party, sets new restrictions -- After controversial YouTuber Jake Paul threw a large house party in Calabasas in the midst of a pandemic, Mayor Alicia Weintraub criticized the celebrity and said authorities will begin to fine people $100 for not wearing masks and shut down large gatherings. Jake Sheridan in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

At SoCal’s drive-in concerts, fans, artists and promoters make the best of a live-music apocalypse -- If you closed your eyes and leaned back in your car seat Saturday night at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, you’d have smelled the cool salt air and heard the manic ska-funk-punk of L.A.'s Fishbone and Ozomatli. You’d have almost felt like live music was back to normal in Southern California. August Brown in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

Street 

Oakland council rejects further cuts to police budget -- In a dramatic nine-hour meeting Tuesday culminating in a contentious 4-2-2 vote, the Oakland City Council refused to cut $11 million from the police budget. Brett Simpson in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Defunding the police: Oakland, Berkeley could be test cases for Bay Area, nation -- Oakland and Berkeley have set themselves on a path to fundamentally rethink the police. The question now is whether they can deliver. Rachel Swan and Brett Simpson in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Reopen  

California barbershops and salons can open outside, but challenges await -- The hair, makeup, nail and skin industry is doing logistical gymnastics amid ever-changing protocols. Some say the state is unfairly singling out the industry. Rusty Simmons in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Fines  

Not following health rules in Marin County? You could pay fines up to $10,000 -- The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance calling for fines of $25 to $500 for individuals, and fines of $250 to $10,000 for businesses that do not follow public health orders. Catherine Ho in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Policy & Politics 

Santa Clara County DA dropping death penalty pursuit -- Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is abandoning his pursuit of the death penalty in all cases his office prosecutes from now on, multiple sources have confirmed to this news organization. Robert Salonga in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

Trump’s census order could strike 2 million California immigrants from 2020 count -- California Democrats vowed to fight a policy change from the Trump administration that would exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census, potentially depriving the state of the federal funding and political power that is tied the decennial count. Kim Bojórquez in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/22/20

Walters: COVID-19 clobbers weak transit systems -- We certainly know that COVID-19 strikes hardest, sometimes fatally, at those who already have weakened bodies, such as the elderly. Dan Walters CalMatters -- 7/22/20

SF Mayor Breed, supervisors agree on business tax overhaul — would free money for homeless -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors have reached an agreement to bring a unified business-tax reform measure to voters on the November ballot. Dominic Fracassa in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

SF supervisors nix the idea of creating a public advocate’s office -- A push to create an elected public advocate position to bird dog San Francisco city services and investigate whistle-blower complaints failed to get enough votes at the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to make it onto the ballot. J.K. Dineen in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Dangerous mix: Law enforcement and mentally ill suspects -- Police response to mental-health calls often ends – again and again – in chaotic, noisy hospital emergency rooms, where staff is stretched thin, and a heart attack is likely to take precedence over someone in the throes of a mental-health crisis. Sigrid Bathen Capitol Weekly -- 7/22/20

Conservative group sues over California ban on most in-person schools -- A conservative legal foundation filed suit Tuesday to overturn Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order barring schools in most of the state from bringing students into the classrooms this fall. John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Kristen Taketa in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 7/22/20

San Diego approves region’s first tiny houses law to help solve housing crisis -- San Diego became the first city in the region Tuesday to allow homeowners to install movable “tiny houses” in their back yards David Garrick in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 7/22/20

Education 

California using virus-closed classrooms for child care -- While most California school districts are planning only virtual instruction to start the academic year, some are offering child care programs that will bring students into the same buildings that are off-limits for classroom instruction. Amy Taxin Associated Press -- 7/22/20

Reopening plans at UC Berkeley, other campuses fall apart amid coronavirus surge -- Hopes that college life might begin a slow return to normal this fall were deflated Tuesday, when two University of California campuses announced they would begin the semester with fully remote instruction amid a pandemic surge. Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times$ Michael Burke EdSource -- 7/22/20

San Diego parents rush to form ‘learning pods’, micro-schools -- With San Diego County and most California schools forced to stay closed for the foreseeable future, parents are rushing to create mini in-person schools of their own — a trend that is raising questions about equity. Kristen Taketa in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ Ashley A. Smith EdSource -- 7/22/20

California State University eyes ethnic studies requirement -- Trustees of California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, are expected to vote Wednesday on making ethnic studies a graduation requirement. Cuneyt Dil Associated Press -- 7/22/20

Enrollment growth doesn't justify cost of a new CSU campus -- Enrollment growth alone doesn’t warrant creating a new California State University campus, according to a new study ordered by the state legislature. The CSU Board of Trustees discussed the study at their meeting Tuesday. Ashley A. Smith EdSource -- 7/22/20

Guns  

SF deputy arrested, accused of bringing illegally modified pistol into City Hall -- San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin filed a criminal weapons charge against a sheriff’s deputy who allegedly walked into City Hall last year carrying an illegally modified semiautomatic pistol in his backback. Lauren Hernández in the San Francisco Chronicle$ Jason Green in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

Environment   

California way ahead in game of life and death: carbon emissions -- California households emit 33% less carbon than any other state, while the per-capita footprint in San Francisco is nearly three times lower than the national average. Evan Webeck in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/22/20

Sweeping federal conservation bill offers billions for parks across the West -- One of the biggest conservation bills in decades is expected to sail to victory in Washington, overcoming years of funding stalemates and political gridlock, and promising scores of new parks and upgraded recreation facilities across the West. Kurtis Alexander in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

Also . . .   

Former L.A. City Councilman Hal Bernson dies at 89 -- Hal Bernson, who led the city to establish historic seismic safety laws during his 24 years on the Los Angeles City Council, has died. He was 89. Dakota Smith in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/22/20

California’s lone wolf pack adds 8 newborn pups. And the father is a bit of a mystery -- Eight newborn wolf pups — offspring of the only wolf pack in California — are holed up these days in a top-secret location somewhere in the northern part of the state. Exactly where, the Department of Fish and Wildlife isn’t saying. Steve Rubenstein in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/22/20

POTUS 45  

Pandemic likely to ‘get worse before it gets better,’ Trump says in somber return to coronavirus briefing -- President Trump walked to the lectern in the White House briefing room alone Tuesday, attempting to single-handedly hit the reset button on the public blame he is facing for failing to control the novel coronavirus pandemic. Toluse Olorunnipa in the Washington Post$ Peter Baker in the New York Times$ -- 7/22/20

Staring down defeat, Trump attempts a coronavirus reset -- A month ago, he insisted the novel coronavirus was “dying out” in the U.S. As the pandemic overwhelmed huge swaths of the nation, he maintained the threat was “fading away.” Health officials across the nation begged him for more attention on the widening health crisis — and he wanted little to do with them. Gabby Orr Politico -- 7/22/20

Beltway   

Congressional Republicans Are Close to Revolt Over Stimulus Aid -- Republican leaders labored on Tuesday to avert a party revolt over the next round of coronavirus aid, announcing that they planned to provide $105 billion for schools, direct payments to American families and more aid for struggling small businesses as rank-and-file lawmakers balked at the proposal’s cost. Emily Cochrane and Luke Broadwater in the New York Times$ -- 7/22/20

 

-- Tuesday Updates   

California sets new records for coronavirus cases and related deaths -- California has again reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in a single day, with 11,554 cases recorded Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times’ tally of reports from the state’s 58 counties. Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/21/20

Orange County now has second-worst coronavirus outbreak in California -- The cumulative COVID-19 case count in Orange County was 29,986 Tuesday, just ahead of Riverside County’s 29,983. Only Los Angeles County is higher, with nearly 160,000 cases. Luke Money in the Los Angeles Times$ Jeong Park in the Orange County Register -- 7/21/20

Two Central Valley hospitals in ‘dire’ COVID-19 situations -- Lodi Memorial Hospital, which sits in the heart of a Central Valley town framed by vineyards, suddenly has found itself front and center in the latest and perhaps most ominous phase of California’s viral epidemic — a sustained surge in coronavirus patients that is pushing some hospitals beyond the limit. Tony Bizjak and Cathie Anderson in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/21/20

If you think the coronavirus pandemic is stressful, try being an emergency room doctor -- Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Dr. Maria Raven liked to unwind after a long shift in the ER by hanging out with colleagues after work. Emily DeRuy in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 7/21/20

Oakland nurse dies of COVID-19, fellow health care workers call for more protection -- An Oakland nurse who cared for COVID-19 patients died after contracting the disease, her union said, one of more than 100 health care workers across California who have lost their lives to the virus. Mallory Moench in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/21/20

State workers trained as California contact tracers await assignment, even as counties struggle -- Most California state workers trained to be COVID-19 “contact tracers” still haven’t started tracking down people exposed to the coronavirus, even as many counties say they don’t have enough staff to do the work. Sophia Bollag in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/21/20

Former City Councilman Robbie Waters has coronavirus, is fighting for his life -- Robbie Waters, an old soldier of Sacramento, has faced down tough challenges in his life before. But now the 84-year-old former county sheriff, former Sacramento Police detective and the last Republican to serve on the Sacramento City Council, is battling COVID-19. Marcos Bretón in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/21/20

COVID-19 kills 3 at Woodland facilities for people with developmental disabilities -- Yolo County reported an outbreak last Wednesday, noting six residents and four staff members had been infected with the coronavirus in connection with Woodland Residential Services. At the time it reported the outbreak, the virus had killed at least one resident. Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/21/20

Little noticed, Filipino Americans are dying of COVID-19 at an alarming rate -- People with roots in the Philippines account for about one-quarter of the Asian Americans in California, yet data compiled by The Times show that Filipino Americans account for at least 35% of COVID-19 deaths in the state’s Asian population. Tiffany Wong in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/21/20

COVID-19 Death Rates Highest For Latino Californians, Latest Data Show -- From early in the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders in California’s communities of color worried they would lose more lives to the virus than their white neighbors. As the state's death numbers continue to roll in, their concerns are being captured in the data. Sammy Caiola Capital Public Radio -- 7/21/20

Wearing masks could help you avoid major illness even if you get coronavirus, experts say -- As health experts urge the public to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, they continue to get pushback. Among the arguments of skeptics: If masks can’t fully protect me against COVID-19, what is the point of wearing them? Scientists’ counterargument is that masks can help reduce the severity of the disease caused by coronavirus even if you get infected. Rong-Gong Lin II in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/21/20

African Americans More Likely To Trust Social Media For COVID Information -- African Americans were more likely to trust social media as a source of information for COVID-19-related news than other racial groups surveyed in a recent CapRadio/Valley Vision poll of the greater Sacramento region. Sarah Mizes-Tan Capital Public Radio -- 7/21/20

Policy & Politics 

Vandals cover Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home in graffiti, set off fireworks before dawn -- A group of people vandalized Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home early Tuesday morning, spray painting graffiti, splashing red paint on the walls and setting off fireworks that targeted the house before dawn, according to neighbors and a spokesman for the mayor. Brett Simpson in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/21/20

Debate over debates: Will Orange County House candidates square off before November? -- During an election season unlike any other, Orange County’s congressional candidates are debating if and when and how to debate. Brooke Staggs in the Orange County Register -- 7/21/20

Thousands in California to Face Delays If Feds Furlough Immigration Workers -- The stakes are high in California, where hundreds of thousands of immigrants — as well as their American employers and relatives — depend on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for work permits, green cards, naturalization and other benefits. Farida Jhabvala Romero KQED -- 7/21/20

FBI investigates whether suspect in judge family attack is behind California lawyer’s slaying -- The FBI is investigating whether the slaying of a well-known men’s rights attorney in the mountains of San Bernardino County early this month is connected to the shooting of a federal judge’s son and husband in New Jersey, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the probe. Richard Winton in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/21/20

It’s Not Just A Ski Resort. From Tahoe To Carson, Indigenous People Say Sierra Names Misrepresent Them -- A famous ski resort in the Tahoe region is considering changing its name because it derives from a derogatory term for Native American women. But it's just the most recent place in the Sierra that Indigenous people say need altering. Ezra David Romero Capital Public Radio -- 7/21/20

6,818 apply for 80 Irvine apartments with rent as low as $590 -- Want another sign of the hurdles many households face in finding housing that won’t bust their family budgets? An affordable apartment project in Irvine drew 6,818 applications for 80 units. Jonathan Lansner in the Orange County Register -- 7/21/20

Fox: Because of COVID-19, Fewer Laws -- Back in April, I wondered on this page if the pandemic’s effect on the legislature shutting down the capitol during an extended break would result in fewer bills passed and signed into law. Apparently, that will be the case. Joel Fox Fox & Hounds -- 7/21/20

MTS Purged Body Camera Footage Before Man's Attorney Could Access it -- MTS purged the footage of officers citing a homeless man last August before his attorney could access the footage to use in his defense. MTS says it will seek an independent review of its body camera policies. Lisa Halverstadt Voiceofsandiego.org -- 7/21/20

 

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