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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | August 8, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

PORAC Brief Supports Injunction Against Unsafe Handgun Act

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Mastagni Holstedt, APC On March 20, United States District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney issued a preliminary injunction in Boland v. Bonta against the requirements of the Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) banning semiautomatic handguns without chamber load indicators, magazine detachment mechanisms and microstamping technology. The statute […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | July 3, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Review Commissions Are Not Exempted From Collective Bargaining

TAYLOR DAVIES-MAHAFFEY Associate Attorney Mastagni Holstedt, APC On February 28, 2023, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) issued a precedential decision confirming that employee discipline and investigation procedures are within the scope of representation. The decision, in consolidated cases Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association v. County of Sonoma and Sonoma […]

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By Ferrone & Ferrone | June 2, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Nuts and Bolts of Your Appeal Rights

BRETT RUTKOWSKI, ESQ. Attorney Ferrone & Ferrone I was speaking with a client after a complaint interview last week. As is customary, I explained what is possible to follow after the investigation. I mentioned phrases like “Skelly hearing,” arbitration, pre-disciplinary hearing, settlements, etc. After I was done talking my client’s […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | June 2, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Decision Further Clarifies (and Limits) POBR Statute of Limitations Protections

SCOTT P. THORNE Attorney Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP As many peace officers know, the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) prohibits any public agency investigating an allegation of misconduct from taking punitive action against a peace officer if the investigation is not completed within one year. […]

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