Court Rescinds Errant Order That Our California Public Records Act Petition Against University of California Was ‘Dropped’

Published April 18th, 2019, Uncategorized

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Alameda County Superior Court Piles Administrative Errors on Top of Bad Rulings in Our Public Records Act Case Against the University of California in the Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up Published April 11th, 2019

Complete headline links to our series on the Ted Agu death cover-up (beginning November 2013 — before Agu’s death): http://concussioninc.net/?p=10877

 

by Irvin Muchnick

 

Bringing an end to a month of confusion, the Alameda County Superior Court of Judge Jeffrey S. Brand today rescinded a mistaken March 18 order stating that my case against the University of California Regents, for more internal files related to the 2014 death of UC Berkeley football player Ted Agu under the California Public Records Act, had been “dropped.” A new docket entry notes “Order Voiding 3/18/19 order.”

I indeed lost a motion seeking the court to compel release by the university of a 141-page binder of Berkeley campus police records. We’ve been able to publish some of those documents, anyway, thanks to anonymous campus sources. The overall litigation, which already has yielded other significant public records releases, proceeds over other remaining disputes. Most notable is UC’s broad claim of attorney-client privilege for hundreds of pages of internal emails that are almost completely redacted except for senders, recipients, subject lines, and times and dates.