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Decades of Death Records Go Online in San Diego


Excerpts from Government Technology article 


The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office investigated twice as many sudden, unexpected deaths of men than women, according to new data released Tuesday that details more than two-decades’ worth of case records.

The data was released for the first time in an online portal available to the public

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher issued a statement Tuesday in support of the move.

“This is a strong step in making our county government more transparent, more accountable and more accessible… ,” Fletcher said. “I support this new initiative. These gradual shifts, whether it is hosting an evening budget hearing or using technology to increase transparency and promote a more open government, are the type of change that help builds trust between the County, our residents and journalists.”


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