|Submitted||Oct. 26, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Please consider this a Public Records Act request for case detail records dating back to Jan. 1, 2020, to the date this request is ultimately fulfilled. Please respond with the following information for each case:
- case number
- decedent name
- date of death
- location of death
- whether injury/infection occurred at work
- incident location (street address, city, state, ZIP where injury/infection occurred)
- incident date
- decedent residence (street address, city, state, ZIP)
- cause(s) of death, with complete MOD and COD fields (indicating if COVID related)
- contributing factors
- any other non-exempt information contained in case records
Per the Medical Examiner-Coroner's website: "Coroner Case information displayed or populated on this website is public record and is subject to disclosure by the California Public Records Act."
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically by e-mail attachment. This request is part of an ongoing collaboration involving the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, the MuckRock Foundation and partner newsrooms across the country. This request is part of a news-gathering process and is intended for educational, not commercial use.
We request expedited processing to the extent possible. This information is critical to the public’s understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and its local impact on public health. Let us know if we can help clarify this request in any way. Please also consider waiving any fees for producing the requested records.
Please provide the data in spreadsheet format as an e-mail attachment.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Attached is the information you requested.