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LA School Report | December 5, 2014

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In a story last week, LA School Report erred in repeating an assertion without a confirmation.

The story quoted Adrian Dove, chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality of California, saying he knew of a letter George Buzzetti wrote to LA Police Chief Charlie Beck, in which Buzzetti characterized Beck as a “bigot.”

LA School Report was mistaken in not trying to establish the existence of  the letter. In a follow-up conversation today, Dove said he was characterizing something told to him by Sandra Moore, chair of the Citizens Advisory Board, a civil rights organization that works with the LA County Sheriff’s Department and the LA Police Department and with helping young people find jobs.

Moore said in a separate interview today she specifically remembers reading the characterization of Beck in a widely-distributed email from Buzzetti earlier this year. She said she immediately deleted the email after reading it.

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