Fatal crash involving law enforcement investigated

One person died Wednesday night in a crash in Concord that involved at least one law enforcement officer, authorities said.

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Twitter around 11 p.m. that it was investigating “an officer-involved fatal incident” in the area of state Highway 242 and Highway 4. Two Concord police officers and a sheriff’s deputy at the scene confirmed to this news organization that “all deputies are all right.”

A person died in a crash at the junction of state highways 242 and 4 that involved at least one law enforcement officers, the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office said. 

Sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee declined early Thursday morning to specify what led to the crash or how deputies or other law-enforcement officers may have been involved. Several officers and a California Department of Transportation worker at the scene indicated that it involved a deputy driving onto the westbound

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Hundreds in India protest government handling of fatal rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded the dismissal of the government of a northern Indian state where a 19-year-old woman from the country’s lowest caste was allegedly gang raped and later died in a hospital.

The demonstrators shouted “Hang the rapists” and ”First raped by devils, then by the system” as they gathered near Parliament in New Delhi.

The protesters, including Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar, said the Uttar Pradesh state government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party did not allow anyone to meet the victim’s family and that police cordoned off their village.


Protesters accused authorities of trying to hush up the crime. Police have said they have arrested four suspects, all from an upper caste.

The state government suspended five police officer for alleged negligence in their handling of the investigation of the case, said Awanish Kumar Awasthi , a top state

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Fatal cases of COVID-19 at nursing facilities prompt new California law

With skilled nursing homes hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a law requiring those facilities in California to report disease-related deaths to health authorities within 24 hours during declared emergencies.



a group of people that are standing in the grass: Patients were moved from Riverside's Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in April after staff failed to show up. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring the reporting of deaths during health emergencies. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)


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Patients were moved from Riverside’s Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in April after staff failed to show up. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring the reporting of deaths during health emergencies. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

The law was written in response to concerns that health agencies were slow to respond to outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities because they did not receive timely information about them.

So far, more than 5,630 residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities in the state have died from COVID-19 — 36% of California’s fatalities from the coronavirus. The percentage “reveals the significant weaknesses in the reporting

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