"California Public Records Act"

This post was authored by Alysha Stein-Manes and Daniel Seitz

Remote surveillance is an area of expanding interest for law enforcement agencies.  Police departments continue to equip their sworn officers with body-mounted video cameras (“body cams”), and, in California, the Legislature has begun to regulate discoverability of body cam footage.  Agencies in California and across

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Perhaps because California citizens have become more interested in local politics in recent years, public agencies have received a marked increase in the number of requests for information under the California Public Records Act.  The Act requires agencies to disclose materials to the public upon request (subject to payment of fees), unless the materials fall