Effective January 1, 2019, Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) amended Penal Code Section 832.7 and allowed the public access to police personnel records related to reports, investigations, and findings via the California Public Records Act (“PRA”) in the following categories:
(A) records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of (i) an incident regarding an officer-involved shooting; or (ii) an incident involving the use of force by an officer resulting in death or great bodily injury.
(B) records relating to an incident involving a sustained finding of sexual assault by an officer involving a member of the public.
(C) records relating to an incident involving a sustained finding of dishonesty by an officer directly related to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime or an investigation of misconduct by another officer.
If you are interested in records that qualify under PC 832.7, which are not listed below, you can submit a PRA request to the following e-mail address VCSO.PublicRecordsRequests@ventura.org