Bill to make it so Police Department can’t consider “Brady List” in employment decisions re bad coppers

28 Aug

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Yeah. Jerry Brown is deciding whether to veto the most ridiculously offensive bill ever presented.  There is this thing called a “Brady list” (confession,  I had never heard of or seen this so called list in any county, or been privy to information disclosed pursuant to said list, which is not to say it doesn’t exist).   Apparently, it is a list of cops with criminal convictions or suspect personnel files that DA’s keep so that when the cop is a witness in their case they disclose the information to the defense.

Compare this awesome article in the East Bay Express about the costs of employing a bad copper to this editorial by the San Jose Mercury News about the proposed legislation that our nut job legislature passed and it is just waiting to be signed into law by JB.

The legislation, SB 313, introduced by a dude who has received $2.6 million from police and firefighter associations and unions from 2011-2012, would make it so that no “punitive action” could be taken against a police officer simply because his name is on a Brady list.  True, the bill says that the underlying conduct that caused the officer to be on the list can still be considered for disciplinary actions.  That the officer has been placed on the list, though, cannot be considered.

Dear Sutter Brown, make your pops veto this POS!!! Two Barks for “VETO!”

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