Portantino bill seeks to quietly reverse 2 pro-access Supreme Court decisions

An amendment to a bill seeks to push police salary and other basic information about officers back out of public view. The bill comes on the heels of two state Supreme Court rulings last year finding that salaries and other basic information about police officers are indeed public records. AB 1855, authored by Assemblyman Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, would declare that the salaries of police officers as well as their badge numbers and individual identities are private and cannot be publicly disclosed. The bill’s sponsor is the Peace Officers Research Association of California, a group that lobbies for officers.

Here’s the story from the San Jose Mercury News.