LA sheriff won’t release records regarding LAT columnist killed in 1970 war protest

Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times sought records that might shed light on the circumstances involving Ruben Salazar‘s death. He was struck in the head by a tear-gas missile fired by a sheriff’s deputy at an anti-Vietnam war rally on Aug. 29, 1970. The sheriff claims releasing the documents could set a bad legal precedent regarding law enforcement records that are generally confidential.

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