Prosecutors have painted Mexican businessman José Susumo Azano Matsura as a master criminal who always managed to evade authorities. But at least one U.S. agency vetted Azano and allowed him to export sensitive American-made surveillance equipment at the same time he was under investigation for serious crimes.

Bills written by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, who represents southeastern San Diego, would force police departments to collect racial data on people they pull over, document use of force incidents and regulate policy body cameras. In a Q-and-A, she talks about her motivations for policing the police.

Kevin Faulconer’s trip to the Capitol, the Oregon-ization of California, actual data keeps proving the “California is a jobs-killer” narrative wrong and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.


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