February 5, 2019

California open government roundup: Resistance to new police transparency law The Berkeley City Council reversed itself after first refusing to release pre-2019 police personnel records under the recently passed SB1421, the state’s new police transparency law. It’s not known how the Berkeley police union will respond, but other unions are arguing SB1421 is not applicable to pre-2019 records. (San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 2019, by Lauren Hernández and Sarah Ravani) San Diego’s KPBS filed a

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Federal prosecutors subpoena records from Trump inauguration

February 5, 2019 by donal brown Those wanting answers about the funding of President Donald Trump’s inauguration were heartened by reports that New York’s Southern District prosecutors subpoenaed documents on the donors and possible benefits the donors received in return. Investigators are especially interested in the contributions of foreign guests at the inauguration. (ABC News, February 4, 2019, by John Santucci, Josh Margolin and Matthew Mosk) The New York Times reported last month that with the $107

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