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Records from 1970 death of journalist Ruben Salazar may be released

The Los Angeles Times and 89.3 KPCC report that L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has decided to reconsider a decision to keep investigation records sealed in the death of former LAT columnist and KMEX-TV news director Ruben Salazar, killed by a deputy forty years ago this month.

Salazar died after being struck on the head by a tear gas projectile, fired by a deputy during a Vietnam War protest in East L.A. A probe found no criminal intent on the part of the deputy.