The Pitchess Motion: Obtaining Law Enforcement Personnel Records – Emily Pincin Authors Daily Journal Article

Pursuant to the California Penal Code and Evidence Code, a peace officer’s personnel records are conditionally privileged from discovery. To obtain an officer’s personnel records, law enforcement department complaint investigations or disciplinary action taken against a peace officer, the party seeking disclosure must file what is known as a “Pitchess” motion. In her article for Daily Journal, Associate Emily Pincin provides an in-depth overview of Pitchess and best practices for filing these motions.

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