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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | January 5, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Appellate Court Clarifies Meaning of “Sustained” Under SB 1421

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner – Mastagni Holstedt, APC Prior to January 2019, access to peace officer records was only permitted through a Pitchess motion. Then Senate Bill 1421 amended Penal Code sections 832.7 and 832.8 to require disclosure of certain serious misconduct records under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) if […]

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By PORAC | December 8, 2022 | Posted in Chairman's Message


On behalf of the PORAC Legal Defense Fund Board of Trustees, please allow me to welcome you to this year’s Conference in Region 4. It has long been my position that we must constantly strive to improve and stay in front of the matters that effect our members. This is […]

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By Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, INC. | December 8, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Reversal of a Second-Degree Murder Conviction

JANELLE CRANDELL Attorney BRANDON LARGENT Attorney Goyette, Ruano & Thompson Welfare Check On August 26, 2015, Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez and Matthew Farris, formerly with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, were assigned to the main jail in San Jose, California. All three were on duty, working in the capacity […]

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