Senate Bill No. 1421 (SB 1421), effective Jan. 1, 2019, requires certain peace officer and custodial officer personnel records and records relating to specific incidents, complaints, and investigations be made available for public inspection pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Those subject to disclosure are limited to certain specified records, which include the following:
- An incident involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or
- An incident in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against
a person resulted in death or great bodily injury.
- An incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or
oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in sexual assault
involving a member of the public.
- An incident in which a sustained finding was made, by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency, of dishonesty by a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime. Or directly relating to the reporting or investigation of misconduct by another peace officer or custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any sustained finding of perjury, false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying, or concealing of evidence.
In regards to SB 1421, the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) has no responsive data.