California: Long Beach wants state court to keep names of officers involved in shootings secret

Long Beach and a police officers group are asking an appeals court  to overturn a lower court ruling that the city must provide the names of officers involved in shootings. After a controversial shooting of an unarmed man in Long Beach in 2010, the Los Angeles Times asked the city to provide the identities of officers involved in shootings.

The city contended that the records of shootings were part of personnel files and not for public viewing. The police officers union said the police needed to prevent retaliation against officers who used lethal force in conduct of their duties. -db

From the Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2012, by Victoria Kim.

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