How a Government Shutdown Impacts the Federal Courts

One major entity that was affected by the longest-ever government shutdown was the federal court system, where civil rights cases and prisoner petitions make up a substantial part of the docket.  Although federal employees have returned to work, it is possible a shutdown may occur again and once again have an impact on the courts….

More Than Just Body Camera Footage: An Advanced Look at AB 748

On July 1, 2019, video and audio relating to critical police incidents, which are defined as officer-involved shootings and certain uses of force, will no longer be confidential under California law.  In our October 2018 webinar on AB 748 and SB 1421 issues, we discussed the basics of AB 748 and how it will impact…

Webinar: Eliminating the Confidentiality of Certain Police Records

Police investigative records and body camera footage will be available for public scrutiny under two laws signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 1421 will require agencies to disclose investigative materials relating to officer-involved shootings and other serious uses of force, while also requiring the disclosure of information regarding officers found to have provided false statements. AB 748…

As the year ends, we reflect and give thanks for the last year. Our relationship with you is one thing we treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to defend those who protect and serve the public. We wish you Happy Holidays and much success in the New Year.