The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has been diligently working to comply with the amendments to the California Public Record Act arising from the passing of Senate Bill No. 1421 and Assembly Bill No. 748. As a result of the passing of these laws, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is actively engaged in the meticulous review and redaction of tens of thousands of pages of documents, videos and audio recordings, in order to comply with strict privacy, and other laws governing the release of information to the public. This process has required extensive software upgrades, and continues to result in significant demands upon Riverside County Sheriff’s Department staff.
Please be advised that all requested and releasable documents, audio, and/or video will be made available online at http://www.riversidesheriff.org/cpra, in order to best ensure open access to this information by the public. You are encouraged to visit this site often as it will be updated on a rolling basis as additional information becomes available.
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Penal Code § 832.7(b)(1)(A)(ii): "Any record relating to the report, investigation, or findings of… an incident in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against a person resulted in death, or in great bodily injury."
Penal Code § 832.7(b)(1)(B): "Any record relating to 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."
Penal Code § 832.7(b)(1)(C): "Any record relating to 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 of, 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."
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