Professor Reynoso Comments on Public Access to Police Records for Sacramento Bee
Professor Cruz Reynoso commented for the Sacramento Bee on California laws that limit public access to law enforcement officers' personnel records. California has some of the toughest laws in the nation restricting access to law enforcement disciplinary records and citizen complaints, the article notes.
"It's practically impossible to get that information," said Reynoso. "The more we know, the better."
A member of the UC Davis School of Law faculty since 2001, Professor Reynoso is an internationally known civil rights leader, the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor, and the Law School has established the Cruz & Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access to help students with financial needs.