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By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | August 1, 2021 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

CA DOJ RELEASES OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES

MICHAEL L. RAINS Principal Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC This is a follow-up to my article that appeared in the April 2021 issue of PORAC Law Enforcement News entitled “Police Shootings of ‘Unarmed Civilians’ to be Investigated by State DOJ.” I am updating that article in light […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | July 1, 2021 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

APPELLATE COURT FINDS OFFICERS’ FORCE AND TACTICS DURING STOCKTON BANK ROBBERY JUSTIFIED UNDER AB 392

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Mastagni Holstedt, APC For the first time since Assembly Bill 392 amended Penal Code Section 835a in 2019, an appellate opinion has interpreted the new use-of-deadly-force standards in California. The Third District Court of Appeal in Koussaya v. City of Stockton (2020) 54 Cal. App. 5th […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | July 1, 2021 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION COULD GET YOU FIRED, EVEN IF YOU AREN’T MARRIED

LINA BALCIUNAS COCKRELL Senior Counsel Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP There are multiple off-duty situations that could cause the U.S. Department of Justice to impose a “firearms prohibition” against a peace officer, which would prohibit them from carrying a firearm. A firearms prohibition may include involuntary mental health commitments (which […]

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By Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, INC. | June 1, 2021 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

WRITING A REBUTTAL TO A NEGATIVE EVALUATION

VISMAAD GONDARA Attorney Goyette & Associates, Inc. Performance evaluations are one of the most important records of work performance in your personnel file. They can reveal your amazing work ethic, progression in work experience, respect or trust among peers, and otherwise general good conduct reflective of a good employee. You […]

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