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Bay Area Leading Fight to Make Police Records Public

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Getting access to police records has never been easy. Especially when the records involve allegations of police wrongdoing. A new California law – SB 1421 – introduced by a Bay Area state senator, is supposed to give the public access to documents related to police misconduct and accountability. But law enforcement is fighting to keep documents from the past, private. This week a judge rejected an attempt to block the law from going into effect, and KQED journalists are involved.

Guests: Sukey Lewis and Alex Emslie, KQED criminal justice reporters


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