High court opens the way for release of police disciplinary records in California

By Tony Saavedra

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday batted aside an attempt by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s union to block the release of police disciplinary records under a new law that took effect this week, making the records public for the first time in 40 years.

Justices rejected a request by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association to delay the records law, Senate Bill 1421, because it did not address whether older and existing records were eligible for release. The union argued that records should be public only for incidents occurring after Jan. 1, when the law went into effect.


Source: OC Register

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