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Nevada Co Sheriff Opposes Officer Disclosure Bill

A bill that supporters say will improve transparency, accountability, and trust between law enforcement and the public has been introduced at the State Capitol. State Senator Mark Leno, of San Francisco, says his measure would allow greater public access to peace officer records related to serious uses of force and sustained charges of misconduct. But Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says that could result in longterm impacts beyond resolution of a complaint…

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

Royal says, unlike many other states, California has a good process for handling potential criminal charges, including officer-involved shootings…

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

The bill would also allow local governments to determine whether public hearings and administrative appeals should be held on use-of-force allegations. But it would also allow courts to withhold records, if there is a risk or danger to an officer or another person.

1 Comment

February 24, 2016


Of course he does.

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