Recent Legislation and Court Decisions

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. Superior Court of Los Angeles CountyLaw enforcement agencies can provide Brady lists to prosecutors.

SB 230 – Changes in use of force standards in California.

AB 748 – Release of audio and video files of officer-involved shootings and certain use of force incidents.

SB 1421 – Changes in the release of police officer personnel records.

SB 866 – Employee authorizations relating to union dues deductions by employers.

Janus v. AFSCME – US Supreme Court disallows agency shop fees.

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.