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Costa Mesa officials may investigate reported tracking of councilmen
Costa Mesa officials may investigate reported tracking of councilmen

The city manager and police chief in Costa Mesa have issued an apology to three council members who were allegedly surveilled during bitter contract negotiations with police and vowed to examine the conduct of city officers. Tom Hatch, Costa Mesa's chief executive officer, promised a formal investigation — perhaps in conjunction with the district attorney's office — if he concludes it is warranted. "We find this deeply concerning and will work vigorously to obtain and evaluate all information about the conduct of any involved Costa Mesa police officers," Hatch and acting police Chief Rob Sharpnack said in a joint statement Monday. The apology comes after...

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