Decades of Police Misconduct Files Destroyed in California

Nicole Rojas
Apr 22, 2019 - 5:00

Several California cities shredded important police misconduct records before a landmark state transparency law went into effect in early January. The new law requires records of police misconduct and use of force to be available to the public.  At least two local police departments opted to destroy records just before the law went into effect. The measure, SB1421, was signed into law in September and allows the public to view police records on sexual assault cases, officer-involved shootings, incidents during which officers lied...

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