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March 3, 2016

Statement by District Attorney Mike Ramos regarding lodging of amicus brief

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Today our office lodged an amicus brief regarding the ongoing issue surrounding the Apple Corporation and a San Bernardino county-owned iPhone. The San Bernardino County District Attorney, on behalf of his client, The People of the State of California, have a compelling governmental interest in acquiring any evidence of criminal conduct, additional perpetrators, potential damage to the infrastructure of San Bernardino County, and in protecting the California Constitutionally guaranteed due process rights of the victims, deceased and living, arising from state crimes committed on December 2, 2015, within his jurisdiction and contained solely on the seized iPhone before the court. At this time, until the court officially accepts the brief, we will reserve any further comment.

Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at clee@sbcda.org or via text at (909) 782-5559

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