Police shootings: Officers’ names must be made public, court rules

From Los Angeles Police Protective League Blog:

The names of officers involved in shootings are public information subject to disclosure by law, a California appellate court ruled Tuesday, marking the latest legal opinion in a public records court battle that has embroiled law enforcement and the media.

The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected arguments from the city of Long Beach and its police union that officers’ names were protected as investigative and personnel records and because of officers’ privacy rights.

The decision upheld a Superior Court judge’sorder that the city would have to release the names in response to a public records request from The Times.


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