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Short Update: Police in California considers rapid-result tests for arrested persons

FairTrialsAdmin - May 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, Prison conditions

Los Angeles Police Department is considering giving rapid-result COVID-19 test to every person its police officers arrest. This measure is intended to prevent spread of the virus in jails, which currently test all new arrivals, but have to wait days for the test results to arrive.  

The accuracy of rapid testing systems has been questioned by federal health officials.  

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