BBK Attorney Addresses Significance of California Supreme Court’s Rejection of 1st District Court of Appeal Decision in The Daily Journal
Abraham Galvan Sanchez Provides Insight on Appellate Court Ruling Related to Public Disclosure of Peace Officer Misconduct & Use of Force Records
Best Best & Krieger Associate Abraham Galvan Sanchez authored an article published a recent issue of The Daily Journal detailing the importance of the California Supreme Court’s rejection of a request for depublication of an opinion issued by the 1st District Court of Appeal in Bondgraham v. Superior Court of Alameda County.
The California Supreme Court’s decision means that the 1st District’s opinion will remain published and binding on all state trial courts. This is significant because the 1st District’s opinion includes a number of consequential holdings relating to the disclosure requirements of Penal Code Section 832.7, which was amended in 2018 by Senate Bill 1421 to greatly expand public access to peace officer personnel records relating certain types of misconduct and use of force.
Subscribers can read the entire article, “Landmark Appellate Decision on Access to Police Misconduct Record Stands,” as posted by the Daily Journal.