ACLU Files Records Suit Against L.A. Sheriff's Department

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for failing to turn over police misconduct records in violation of a new law.

The ACLU has been requesting the records since the beginning of the year. It says LASD is one of 400 law enforcement agencies that have failed to turn over any records.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three families who lost love ones in police-involved shootings.

SB 1421 was authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and took effect on Jan. 1. It mandates public disclosure of police shooting records, records regarding sexual assault and lying by officers, as well as other forms of excessive use of force or misconduct. It sparked legal challenges in a number of jurisdictions including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Orange Counties.

Read more about the ACLU's lawsuit at KTLA


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