LBPD SB 1421/AB 748
This webpage contains files disclosable under Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) and Assembly Bill 748 (AB 748) that the Long Beach Police Department has released through the online Public Records Act request portal. The Department will continue to upload records disclosed pursuant to SB 1421/AB 748, as they become available.
Although our staff is working diligently to provide responsive records as quickly as possible, please keep in mind that incidents subject to release under SB 1421 are voluminous in nature and encompass hundreds of incidents going back over 50 years. The Department has added additional staff to its public records team and they are working to review and to redact responsive documents, audio, and video files to ensure victim privacy is preserved.
Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421)
Effective January 1, 2019, SB 1421 amended sections of the Penal Code which generally made all peace officer personnel records and information confidential and exempt from disclosure, except by motion in a criminal, civil, or administrative action.
SB 1421 created exceptions that allow the public to obtain peace officer and custodial officer records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of:
- An incident regarding an officer-involved shooting at a person;
- An incident involving the use of force by an officer resulting in death or great bodily injury;
- An incident involving a sustained finding of sexual assault by an officer involving a member of the public; and
- 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.
Assembly Bill 748 (AB 748)
Effective July 1, 2019, AB 748 amended Government Code Section 6254 related to the release of video or audio recordings, which requires agencies to produce video and audio recordings of incidents involving a discharge of a firearm and any use of force by an officer or custodial officer against a person resulting in death or great bodily injury.