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Jail Deaths Prompt Calls To Separate Coroner And Sheriff's Departments In Riverside County

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Riverside County Jail Deaths
Lisa Matus speaks at a news conference on in-custody jail deaths in Riverside County. (Madison Aument/KVCR)

With Increase In In-Custody Deaths, Calls Grow For Sheriff To Separate From Coroner’s Job 

In most California counties, the sheriff also oversees the coroner’s office. But in Riverside County, families whose loved ones have died in local jails say that’s a conflict of interest — and they want to change the system.
Reporter: Madison Aument, KVCR

Momentum Building For National Monument Near Salton Sea

This week, US Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler announced legislation to create a new national monument on the north edge of the Salton Sea, east of Palm Springs. Supporters say the land is especially important to communities of color.
Reporter: Kori Suzuki, KPBS

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