AB 2377 would have made it more difficult for criminal defendants to access records of police misconduct that are material to their defense. Public Defender Jeff Adachi submitted a letter opposing AB 2377 to the bill’s sponsor, Assemblymember Mary Hayashi, and to members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
Read Public Defender Adachi’s letter to Assemblymember Jose Solorio, Chair of the Public Safety Comittee, here: PD Adachi opposition to AB 2377
Read Public Defender Adachi’s op-ed, printed in The Recorder, April 18, 2008, here: Proposed laws cloak police misconduct
NOTE: AB 2377 has been withdrawn.