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Police transparency reaches a stalemate at the Capitol

Police transparency reaches a stalemate at the Capitol

California lawmakers have reached a stalemate over how much the public should know about the official activities of police officers.

All but one of the major pieces of legislation introduced this year to either increase access to police disciplinary records and body camera footage or further restrict disclosure are now dead after a state Senate committee killed two bills Tuesday that would have given officers greater control over the handling of body camera videos. 

The result is that little has changed in terms of public access to police information in California in...

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