Victory for Police Accountability and Transparency
May 21, 2019
Records of California police rapes, police shootings, and police lying under oath are no longer secret in California. This is a great victory for government accountability and transparency.
"A superior court judge said Friday the issue of whether California’s new police transparency law applies to records created before this year has been decided and ordered state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to turn over records regardless of how old they are."
"The law, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and signed last year by former Gov. Jerry Brown, makes records of officer-involved shootings and other uses of force resulting in serious injured, and police officer dishonesty and sexual assault public. They had been secret since the 1970s. Since the law took effect Jan. 1, news organizations and others have filed public records act requests seeking access to such records"