Recent Legislation and Court Decisions

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department v. Stiglitz (Drinkwater) – Pitchess Motions are permitted to be heard by neutral hearing officers in law enforcement disciplinary proceedings.

Riley v. California (2014) 134 S.Ct. 2473  - Police cannot search digital information on an arrestee’s cellular phone absent a search warrant.

SB 313Prohibits a department from disciplining a peace officer for placement of the officer’s name on the Brady List.