#PoliceBrutality cover-up case going to the California #SupremeCourt

The debate over a secret list of 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies with histories of dishonesty or similar misconduct is now before the California Supreme Court.

In an order filed Wednesday, the court said it would consider an appeal made by Sheriff Jim McDonnell in his attempt to reveal to prosecutors the names of deputies whose past wrongdoing could call into question their credibility as witnesses in criminal proceedings.

The announcement is the latest turn in a closely watched case pitting the special privilege privacy rights of law enforcement officers against the rights of virtually every other citizen.

Source: State Supreme Court to decide if L.A. County sheriff can give names of problem deputies to prosecutors – LA Times


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