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Governor Jerry Brown gives nod to bill that requires posting of police policies

Governor Jerry Brown gives nod to bill that requires posting of police policies

After vetoing similar legislation last year, Governor Jerry Brown last week, signed a slightly narrower version of a measure that would require police agencies to post all of their current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act.

SB 978 by Senator Steve Bradford (D-Gardena)was sponsored by the California Public Defenders Association and supported by CNPA, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and several other groups.
The bill made it through the Legislature on mostly party line votes.

It goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

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