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.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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