30-plus newsrooms collaborate on law-enforcement records requests

More than 30 California newsrooms are sharing their findings after they request records from law-enforcement agencies around the state.

Lauren Gustus
Lauren Gustus

Dubbed the California Reporting Project, it aims to push law enforcement agencies to comply with California’s landmark police transparency law passed last year, Senate Bill 1421.

“All Californians have the right to this information,” McClatchy Regional Editor Lauren Gustus told The Sacramento Bee. “By pooling resources, we can expedite the public’s right to access misconduct and deadly use-of-force materials.”

In addition to The Bee, CNPA members participating are Digital First Media newsrooms in Northern and Southern California, CALmatters, Long Beach Post, Los Angeles Times, The Press Democrat, Record Searchlight in Redding, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Desert Sun, The Salinas Californian and Voice of OC.