UPDATE: A Superior Court Judge Upheld the Police associations lawsuit to block public access to Police misconduct records
San Francisco Chronicle 1.24.2019
At least three police unions in Contra Costa County have asked a court to block public access to officer misconduct records for incidents occurring before 2019, arguing that California’s new police transparency law did not specifically address retroactivity.
Police associations in Concord, Antioch and Richmond have each sued their respective cities and police chiefs in Contra Costa County Superior Court, arguing against the release of records. The filings come amid a flood of public records requests prompted by the law that took effect Jan. 1.