PUBLIC INFORMATION -- Disclosures recently made in response to requests under the California Public Records Act reveal that:

  • the Bell Gardens police chief, despite the city attorney's warning that a bid for the city's towing business was legally tainted by a side offer of a gift to the police department, awarded the contract to the suspect bidder, reports LA City Beat.
  • the rate of sudden deaths increased six-fold in the first year that California law enforcement agencies deployed the use of stun guns, according to a University of California, San Francisco research paper reported in Digital Journal.com.
  • an employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control was recorded on video dragging an injured dog at the Baldwin Park shelter, reports Kate Wooddviolet on Exeminer.com.