Effective January 1, 2019, Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) amended Penal Code Section 832.7 which generally made all peace officer personnel records and information confidential and exempt from disclosure, except by motion in a criminal, civil, or administrative action. SB 1421 created certain exceptions from general confidentiality requirements for the following categories of peace officer personnel and police investigatory records.
Likewise, effective on January 1, 2022, Senate Bill 16 (SB 16) further amended Penal Code Section 832.7, thereby creating additional exemptions from general requirements for additional categories of peace officer personnel and police investigatory records.
The following categories are the exceptions:
(A) records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of (i) an incident regarding an officer-involved shooting; or (ii) an incident involving the use of force by an officer resulting in death or great bodily injury;
(B) records relating to an incident involving a sustained finding of sexual assault by an officer involving a member of the public;
(C) records relating to an incident involving a sustained finding of dishonesty by an officer directly related to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime or an investigation of misconduct by another officer;
(D) records relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency where a peace officer engaged in conduct related to prejudice or discrimination against a person on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status; and
(E) records relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency where the peace officer made an unlawful arrest or conducted an unlawful search.
Pursuant to Penal Code Section 832.7 (Pen. Code § 832.7(b)(1)(A)-(E)) and the California Public Records Act (Cal. Govt. Code section 7920.000, et seq., or the “CPRA”) these records are now available for public review.
This web page contains documents disclosable under SB 1421 and SB 16 which the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has previously released to individuals or organizations upon request to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The Department will continue to upload records disclosed, pursuant to the CPRA, SB 1421 and SB 16. The contents on this web page will be updated periodically. If you have questions, you may contact Risk Management Bureau, PRA Unit at (323) 890-5050, Monday through Friday, 7am – 4pm (absent holidays) or by email at DiscoveryunitPRArequests@lasd.org.
If you have questions, you may contact Risk Management Bureau’s, Discovery Unit at (323) 890-5000.