Roundtable: Money For Misconduct Records
Friday, February 22, 2019
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Sheriff’s department relents on cost for misconduct records
This week, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department began releasing some of its records on deputy misconduct investigations. In recent days, the department decided to reverse its plan to charge KPBS hundreds of thousands of dollars for the information. Last month, a new state law took effect that requires more disclosure of misconduct cases. The law’s implementation is being challenged by several police unions.
ICE using DMV records to help with arrests
Recent arrests by ICE include instances in which officers had DMV information on immigrants, including copies of their driver licenses. Local Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez tells Voice of San Diego she has submitted a formal inquiry to learn more about how the DMV is sharing information. Several state laws address data privacy in ways that are intended to protect undocumented immigrants.
Local tribes and marijuana
East County’s Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is the first local Native American reservation to get into the marijuana business. The operation is housed inside an old casino that closed in 2014. The venture opens up potential conflicts with county government, which has banned marijuana sales. The Iipay Nation’s entry into the market could serve as a potential model for other local reservations that are looking for ways to grow their economies.
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