Can a defendant obtain discovery of a police officer's records?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Lewis, 192 Cal.Rptr.3d 460, 240 Cal.App.4th 257 (Cal. App. 2015):

4 Pitchess v. Superior Court (1974) 11 Cal.3d 531, 113 Cal.Rptr. 897, 522 P.2d 305 (Pitchess ). Pitchess allows a defendant to obtain discovery of law enforcement personnel records upon a sufficient showing of good cause. (Id . at pp. 537-540, 113 Cal.Rptr. 897, 522 P.2d 305.)

4 Pitchess v. Superior Court (1974) 11 Cal.3d 531, 113 Cal.Rptr. 897, 522 P.2d 305 (Pitchess ). Pitchess allows a defendant to obtain discovery of law enforcement personnel records upon a sufficient showing of good cause. (Id . at pp. 537-540, 113 Cal.Rptr. 897, 522 P.2d 305.)

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