LBPD SB 1421/AB 748/AB 2761
This webpage contains files disclosable under Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421), Assembly Bill 748 (AB 748), and Assembly Bill 2761 (AB 2761). The Long Beach Police Department will post applicable files under SB 1421 and AB 748 that have been released through the online Public Records Act request portal. The Department will continue to upload records disclosed pursuant to SB 1421/AB 748/AB 2761, 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 Jan. 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, and subsequent related legislation, 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.
- A sustained finding involving a complaint that alleges unreasonable or excessive force
- A sustained finding that an officer failed to intervene against another officer using force that is clearly unreasonable or excessive
- Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in conduct including, but not limited to, verbal statements, writings, online posts, recordings, and gestures, involving prejudice or discrimination against a person on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.
- Any record relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that the peace officer made an unlawful arrest or conducted an unlawful search.
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.
Assembly Bill 2761 (AB 2761)
Effective Jan. 1, 2023, AB 2761 amended Government Code Section 12525 to require agencies with custodial responsibility over the person who dies in custody at a correctional facility to include the following on its website:
- The full name of the agency with custodial responsibility.
- The county where the death occurred.
- The facility, and location within that facility, where the death occurred.
- The race, gender, and age of the decedent.
- The date on which the death occurred.
- The custodial status of the decedent (e.g. whether they were awaiting arraignment, awaiting trial, or incarcerated).
- The manner and means of death.