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Yearly Archives: 2024

By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | April 2, 2024 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

LA The Trouble With Applying Civilian Crimes to Police Use-of-Force Cases

Andrew M. Ganz Senior Associate Attorney Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the following article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or perspectives of PORAC and/or PORAC Legal Defense Fund. “In court, the thing we […]

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By Ferrone & Ferrone | April 1, 2024 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

LA Focus on OIS and Critical Incidents

Kylie Coleman Associate Attorney Ferrone Law Group In the realm of protecting public safety, few scenarios demand an attorney’s rapid reaction and acute attention like responding to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) or other critical incident. Within less than an hour from the initial call to action — a phone call, […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | March 7, 2024 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Sacramento City Civil Service Board Reinstates Officer With Full Back Pay

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C On August 21, 2023, a Sacramento police officer prevailed in the appeal of his termination from the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) related to his handling of a June 21, 2021, call for service involving an alleged assault. SPD terminated the officer on August […]

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By PORAC | March 1, 2024 | Posted in Chairman's Message

LDF Chair’s Message

BARRY DONELAN LDF Chair Hello. I’m Barry Donelan, a longtime PORAC LDF trustee. I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new LDF chair and advise our members regarding some changes that have been implemented at LDF.  As mentioned, last month, Fred Rowbotham stepped down as LDF […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | February 12, 2024 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Peace Officers Escape CCW Restrictions of SB 2, for Now

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Mastagni Holstedt, APC This article addresses questions raised regarding the impacts of Senate Bill (SB) 2 (Portantino), which went into effect on January 1, 2024, on active and retired peace officers in California. In short, the severe restrictions on Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) authorization exclude or […]

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