May 31, 2014

WHY WAS THIS EVEN A QUESTION? Police must ID officers in on-duty shootings, court rules. “The 6-1 ruling by the state’s highest court is expected to end blanket police policies against disclosure and reverse a statewide trend toward keeping officer names private. The court said the California Public Records Act does not permit police agencies to cite general concerns about officer safety to justify withholding names.” You get a badge, a gun, and qualified immunity. Putting anonymity on top of that is a bit much.