Tag Archives: transparency

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 [email protected] (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…

Statement on El Cajon Police Department’s Video Release

This statement can be attributed to Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director of ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties SAN DIEGO, CA – The video released Friday of the shooting death of Alfred Olango by El Cajon Police raises disturbing, if…

California Police Transparency Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO–With a 5-1 vote in the Senate’s Public Safety Committee today, Senator Mark Leno’s Senate Bill 1286 will advance in the California Legislature. The bill gives the public access to crucial information about how police departments handle the most serious…