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Concealing police misconduct undermines public trust

By Jonathan Markovitz SAN DIEGO – When 42-year-old Fridoon Rawshan Nehad was shot and killed by a San Diego police officer four years ago, his grieving family wanted answers. But California’s secretive public records laws protecting officer misconduct prevented them…

Judge Says Law Enforcement Agencies Must Comply With New Public Records Law (SB 1421)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 1, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes esifuentes@aclusandiego.org (619) 501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Today, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon sided with the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) and several San…

Access to California Police Records

In 2018, the California Legislature passed SB1421, The Right To Know Act, which gives the public the right to see certain records relating to police misconduct and serious uses of force. You can now request these records under the Public…

ACLU Files Motion to Intervene to Compel Law Enforcement Agencies To Comply With New Public Records Law (SB 1421)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 12, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes esifuentes@aclusandiego.org SAN DIEGO – The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) on Monday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit by several police unions seeking to prevent…

California Mother Whose Son was Killed by Police Applauds Committee Approval of Bill to Open Police Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations advanced legislation to open law enforcement misconduct and use of force records in California. SB 1421, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner…