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Transparency

SUBMIT PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
To maintain the public trust, law enforcement must be transparent and obvious to those seeking to expand their knowledge. We understand and acknowledge the desire of the general public and the constituents we serve, to know how law enforcement agencies operate. To educate and disseminate information efficiently, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office consolidated the majority of files into a single location.
This webpage is your resource to review the materials we are legally mandated to provide. Should you not see what you need, use the link at the top of this page to access our process for making a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request.
In response to the volume of requests and materials for review, the Sheriff’s Office created a Prepublication Review Unit and reassigned personnel from its various divisions to create a dedicated staff to locate, review, and redact these records in 2019.

Corrections Consent Decree

The link below will list information responsive to the County's obligations pursuant to the Mays Consent Decree.
CORRECTIONS CONSENT DECREE INFORMATION

About Senate Bill 1421

Senate Bill 1421, Chapter 988, Statutes of 2018 (SB 1421) amends Penal Code §§ 832.7 and 832.8 and requires the disclosure of records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of any of the following:

An incident involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer.

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.

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.

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.

SB1421 RELEASES

About Senate Bill 978

Senate Bill 978, Chapter 978, add Title 4.7 Commencing with section 13650) to Part 4 of the penal code, relating to law enforcement. Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency to conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act.
DEPARTMENTAL ORDERS EDUCATION AND TRAINING MATERIALS

About Assembly Bill 748

Assembly Bill 748, chapter 960 amends Government Code 6254 and requires the disclosure of records relating to a critical incident. A critical incident is defined as:

An incident involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer.

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.

SB748 RELEASES

Mandated Redaction

The California Legislature mandates the redaction of public records according to Penal Code § 832.7(b)(5). Information contained within these records is often sensitive, confidential, and personal in nature. The law directs the Sheriff’s Office to redact information in the record for the following reasons:

To remove personal data from the record.

To preserve the anonymity of complainants and witnesses.

To protect confidential medical, financial, or other information prohibited by federal law or cause unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Where there is specific, articulable, and particularized reason to believe the disclosure of the information would pose a significant danger to the safety of the peace officer, custodial officer, or any other person.

Where, on the facts of the particular case, the public interest served by not disclosing the information clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure of the information.

In some instances, audio and video may be subject to both Senate Bill 1421 and Assembly Bill 748. In those instances, the Sheriff’s Office will apply redactions across records consistently.

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