Los Angeles and Alameda, Calif. — The Law Offices of Craig P. Alexander, on behalf of the Center for American Liberty, filed lawsuits this week against the City of Los Angeles and Alameda County for failing to abide by California Public Record Act request demanding copies of the scientific research, data, analysis and other correspondence that gave rise to the closing of schools, houses of worship, beaches, and businesses.
Click here to read and download the stamped complaint against the City of Los Angeles.
Click here to read and download the stamped complaint against Alameda County.
California law requires the municipalities to comply with CAL’s requests and the state’s emergency orders do not exempt from this obligation.
“The City of Los Angeles—including Mayor Eric Garcetti—and Alameda County have failed to meet their duty of transparency under the CPRA,” said Harmeet K. Dhillon, CEO of the Center for American Liberty. “For six months, state and county officials have deprived Californians their basic liberties—all under the guise of science. Such drastic measures demand transparency and accountability.”
On May 28, the Center for American Liberty formally requested Alameda County release the “science” that it relied upon in issuing its response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
On June 3, the Center for American Liberty formally requested the City of Los Angeles release the similar documents that it relied upon in issuing its response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Center of American Liberty has filed over a dozen lawsuits in California seeking to reopen schools, churches, hair salons, and beaches since the Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders were issued.