Lessons Learned in California As Police Disciplinary Records Become PublicWill California legislation (SB 1421) around officer conduct records set a precedent for New York and other states?
Widespread civil unrest has focused media and citizen attention on public safety agencies nationwide. In many jurisdictions, this has already resulted in a massive spike in public record requests from citizens and media outlets alike. Lawmakers at the local, state, and federal levels have also taken notice and vowed to pass legislation aimed at department accountability, and the president has already taken executive action.
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- The legislation’s rollout
- The practical impact on agency operations
- The things that can be done by any department to start to plan for an unknown future