08-27-2019- California Supreme Court backs greater access to police misconduct cases

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A terrible ruling came down yesterday.  The California Supreme Court ruled that Law Enforcement agencies may alert prosecutors that a deputy who might testify in a criminal case has a history of misconduct.   Here's why that's so bad.

First I need to tell you that a was a police officer.  And I think a darn good one.  Now my personal files are clean.  No negative reviews or disciplinary action.  But let's say I had something that was put in my file.  Why does that matter?  What bearing would that have on a present crime committed?  They say a judge has discretion  on what to reveal, but that in itself is scary.  What say you?