Bonus: A discussion on police misconduct and transparency in California

Force of Law host Laurel Rosenhall moderated a panel in Sacramento on police misconduct and transparency in California. Participants discussed a new state law that requires police departments to release once-secret records related to police misconduct and shootings, as well as an upcoming requirement on the release of body camera footage and the controversial debate over legislation to change the use-of-force standard. Speakers included:

  • Thomas Peele, Investigative Reporter, Bay Area News Group and Co-Founder, California Reporting Project
  • David Snyder, Executive Director, First Amendment Coalition
  • David P. Mastagni, Partner, Mastagni Holstedt
  • State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), SB 1421 Author

Listen to the discussion here:

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