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Senate Bill (SB) 16, Senate Bill (SB) 1421 and Assembly Bill (AB) 748

Responsive Documents for Peace Officer Investigations and Internal Findings

Click a Senate or Assembly Bill below to learn more about that bill. 

Senate Bill (SB) 1421

Effective January 1, 2019, SB 1421 amended sections of the Penal Code which generally made all peace officer personnel records and information confidential and exempt from disclosure, except by motion in a criminal, civil, or administrative action.

SB 1421 created exceptions that allow the public to obtain peace officer and custodial officer records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of:

  • An incident involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer

  • An incident in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against a person resulted in death, or in great bodily injury.
  • Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in sexual assault involving a member of the public.
    • As used in this subparagraph, “sexual assault” means the commission or attempted initiation of a sexual act with a member of the public by means of force, threat, coercion, extortion, offer of leniency or other official favor, or under the color of authority. For purposes of this definition, the propositioning for or commission of any sexual act while on duty is considered a sexual assault.
    • As used in this subparagraph, “member of the public” means any person not employed by the officer’s employing agency and includes any participant in a cadet, explorer, or other youth program affiliated with the agency.
  • Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency of dishonesty by a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime, or directly relating to the reporting of, or investigation of misconduct by, another peace officer or custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any sustained finding of perjury, false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying, or concealing of evidence.

Read the full bill text for SB 1421

Senate Bill (SB) 16

For any records requests relating to Senate Bill 16, please see the following:

The City received your request for police records under Senate Bill 16. Senate Bill 16 modified California Penal Code section 832.7, which governs the disclosure of police records, by adding new categories of records subject to disclosure. Your request pertains to records relating to an incident that occurred before January 1, 2022. Senate Bill 16 provides a grace period for review and production of responsive records related to qualifying incidents that occurred before January 1, 2022, delaying disclosure until January 1, 2023. Penal Code § 832.7(b)(2). The City is in the process of identifying, reviewing, and redacting responsive records. In compliance with Senate Bill 16, the City will produce pre-January 1, 2022, responsive records by December 31, 2022.

Effective January 1, 2022, SB 16 amended sections of the Penal Code to expand publication of peace officer and custodial officer records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of any of the following:

  • A sustained finding involving a complaint that alleges unreasonable or excessive force.
  • A sustained finding that an officer failed to intervene against another officer using force that is clearly unreasonable or excessive.
  • Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency involving dishonesty by a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime, or directly relating to the reporting of, or investigation of misconduct by, another peace officer or custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying, or concealing of evidence, or perjury.

  • Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in conduct including, but not limited to, verbal statements, writings, online posts, recordings, and gestures, involving prejudice or discrimination against a person on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.
  • Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that the peace officer made an unlawful arrest or conducted an unlawful search.

Read the full bill text for SB 16

Assembly Bill (AB) 748

Existing law, the California Public Records Act, requires that public records, as defined, be available to the public for inspection and made promptly available to any person. Existing law makes records of investigations conducted by any state or local police agency exempt from these requirements. Existing law requires specified information regarding the investigation of crimes to be disclosed to the public unless disclosure would endanger the safety of a person involved in an investigation or would endanger the successful completion of the investigation.

This bill, commencing July 1, 2019, allows a video or audio recording that relates to a critical incident, as defined, to be withheld for 45 calendar days if disclosure would substantially interfere with an active investigation, subject to extensions, as specified. The bill allows the recording to be withheld if the public interest in withholding video or audio recording clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure because the release of the recording would, based on the facts and circumstances depicted in the recording, violate the reasonable expectation of privacy of a subject depicted in the recording, in which case the bill allows the recording to be redacted to protect that interest. If the agency demonstrates that the reasonable expectation of privacy of a subject depicted in the recording cannot adequately be protected through redaction, the bill requires that the recording be promptly disclosed to a subject of the recording, his or her parent, guardian, or representative, as applicable, or his or her heir, beneficiary, immediate family member, or authorized legal representative, if deceased.

For purposes of this paragraph, a video or audio recording relates to a critical incident if it depicts any of the following incidents:

  • An incident involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer.

  • An incident in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against a person resulted in death or in great bodily injury.

Read the full bill text for AB 748

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