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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | January 16, 2024 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Active and Retired Peace Officers Escape the CCW Restrictions of Senate Bill 2, for Now

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Mastagni Holstedt, APC             This letter addresses questions raised regarding the impacts of Senate Bill 2 (Portantino) (“SB 2”), 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 […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | January 11, 2024 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Detective Vindicated After Arbitrator Rejects Biased OIR Group Investigative Report

JOSHUA A. OLANDER Senior Associate Mastagni Holstedt, APC On August 18, 2023, Detective Jarrett Tonn prevailed in the appeal of his termination from the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) related to his June 2, 2020, officer-involved shooting. Garnering national media coverage, this encounter with Sean Monterrosa became quickly politicized and distorted […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | December 12, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Court of Appeal: Officers Aren’t Bound by Criminal Court’s Conclusions

LINA BALCIUNAS COCKRELL Senior Counsel Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP Peace officers testify in court every day about their actions and decisions in criminal investigations, with criminal defense attorneys looking to undermine and invalidate those actions. When the court finds in favor of the defense, it can have negative consequences […]

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By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | December 1, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Murderer? Part 2

ROGER D. WILSON Of Counsel Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC This story is continued from the November issue of PORAC Law Enforcement News. Judge Stephens’ Decision At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, Judge Stephens directed the parties to submit briefs on the facts and law related […]

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