ACLU Urges Support for Bills to Restore Civilian Oversight of Police Agencies
In a recent California Supreme Court decision (Copley Press v. Superior Court), the Court shut out the public’s access to police records and hearings, in essence drawing a cloak of secrecy over police conduct.
We think this secrecy damages police/community relations, decreases public trust, and leads to unaccountable police departments.
There is a fix, though. Two bills have been introduced in the California Assembly and Senate to restore civilian oversight, effectively overturning the Copley Press decision.
Your support on this legislation is critical to increasing police accountability and public trust. Please take action today!