Via Jyllian Kemsley, a southern California public radio station interviews Kevin Reed, the vice chancellor of legal affairs for UCLA. He also interviewed Russ Phifer, a former head of ACS' Division of Health and Safety. I'm going to be transcribing most of the comments, but I thought I would make a note of a few of his comments quickly:
- Placed a lot of emphasis on UCLA's lab inspections
- He said that Sangji was experienced, a professional chemist and chosen from "hundreds of applicants" for her position.
- Editorial comment: Come on! You have GOT to be kidding me. If this is the line they're going to be using, they're in deep kimchee.
- He said that it was a terrible tragedy and an accident, not a crime (not a surprise)
- Asserted that UCLA has become a nationwide leader in chemical safety since the accident
- Also said that this was relevant to "justice"
- He said that UCLA would be providing Professor Harran with counsel.
- He made no indication that they were interested in settling with the LA County DA.