CA Sheriff Wants Prosecutors to Know Of Problem Officers

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has collected the names of 300 deputies who have a history of past misconduct. The union for deputy sheriffs won a court order blocking the sheriff from notifying prosecutors, saying the disclosure would violate state laws protecting officer personnel files and draw unfair scrutiny on deputies whose mistakes might have happened long ago.

Minor Crimes, Major Challenges

Police enforcement of minor crimes contributes to clogged courts and may exacerbate racial tensions, write John Jay President Jeremy Travis and associate professor of psychology Preeti Chauhan. Last Friday, John Jay College announced the creation of a data-driven research network aimed at helping policymakers and law enforcement authorities explore different approaches.