Lawyers Guild Demands Police Videos

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The National Lawyers Guild sued Hayward on Tuesday, claiming it paid thousands of dollars to see police body camera videos from protests of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings, but have not seen Frame One.
     The guild says its Jan. 27 request cited 11 categories related to the Hayward Police Department’s involvement with Berkeley in the Dec. 6, 2014 protests. It says the city promised to produce the public records, including the videos, but has not.
     Demonstrators were protesting the failure to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Brown and Garner. A number of protesters claim police injured them during the demonstrations.
     In addition to the city, the guild sued Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban, its Records Administrator Adam Perez and its Police Department, under the California Public Records Act.
     None of the parties could immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.
     The Lawyers Guild is represented by Amitai Schwartz, with the ACLU of Northern California and the NLG, in Alameda County Court.

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