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Liam Dillon

Liam Dillon covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times and is based in Sacramento. Prior to joining The Times in 2016, Dillon covered local politics in San Diego and Southwest Florida.
Here's how California became the most secretive state on police misconduct

In the 1970s, Los Angeles police officers were furious that past complaints against them increasingly were making their way into court cases.So LAPD officials did something radical: They took more than four tons of personnel records dating to the 1940s and shredded them.That decision resulted in ...

Here's how California became the most secretive state on police misconduct

California's police unions have used threats and millions of dollars in political donations to keep legislators from undoing the nation's most secret laws on police misconduct records, a Times investigation found. A new attempt to open up the records faces a major challenge from an old foe.

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