The United States Postal Service together with the University of Arizona’s Media Democracy and Policy Institute will unveil a stamp commemorating the work of slain Hispanic journalist Rubén Salazar in April 2008.

The United States Postal Service together with the University of Arizona’s Media Democracy and Policy Institute will unveil a stamp commemorating the work of slain Hispanic journalist Rubén Salazar in April 2008.

Latino group settles suit over journalist Ruben Salazar’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Latino civil rights organization has reached a settlement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that will disclose unredacted autopsy and investigative documents pertaining to the 1970 death of Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday it reached a deal this week on behalf of documentary filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez who had been requesting the documents as part of his research.

Salazar was a journalist killed by a sheriff’s deputy who blasted two tear gas canisters through a doorway during the national Chicano Moratorium March in 1970.

Claims have persisted for decades that Salazar was targeted because of his reporting on police abuses. But a report released last year found no evidence supporting suspicions Salazar was deliberately killed.

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