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Client Alerts — Law Enforcement February 20, 2017

Vol. 32 No. 3 UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REVERSES DENIAL OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

On January 9, 2017, in the case White v. Pauly, the United States Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denying qualified immunity for an officer. Specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the lower court had erred in concluding that the officer was not entitled to qualified immunity…

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Client Alerts — Law Enforcement February 16, 2017

Vol. 32. No 1A MARTIN J. MAYER’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Martin J. Mayer’s “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Rose Center Theatre, located at 14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA 92683. Reception to follow at the same location. *In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Orange County Chapter of ALS…

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News February 15, 2017

Vol. 32 No. 2 CALIFORNIA COURT STRIKES DOWN LAW THAT BARRED GRAND JURIES IN FATAL POLICE SHOOTING CASES

On January 10, 2017, a California Court of Appeal found that it was unconstitutional to prevent a grand jury from issuing indictments in fatal police shooting cases.  (People v. Superior Court of El Dorado County (South Lake Tahoe Police Officers’ Association, et al.) (2017) 7 Cal. App. 5th 402.)  The portion of California Penal Code…

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Municipal Law Updates February 13, 2017

Joint power agencies must file joint powers agreement with LAFCO by July 1, 2017

Senate Bill 1266 (“SB 1266”) provides that joint power agencies that, (1) have a city as a member and, (2) that were formed to provide municipal services, must file a copy of the joint powers agreement[1] with the local agency formation commission (“LAFCO”) by July 1, 2017.[2]  Such joint power agencies that are formed after…

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Client Alerts — Law Enforcement January 31, 2017

Vol. 32 No. 1 MARTIN J. MAYER’S PASSING

It is with the deepest of sadness and grief that the Law Offices of Jones & Mayer informs you of the unexpected passing of Martin J. Mayer; simply known as “Marty” to thousands of you throughout the state and to those of us in the Jones & Mayer family. Marty was found unresponsive at his…

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News January 31, 2017

The Passing of Martin J. Mayer, Jan. 30, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Martin J. Mayer; simply “Marty” to thousands of you throughout the state and to those of us in the Jones & Mayer family. Marty was found unresponsive at his home Sunday evening and transported to Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, where he…

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Client Alerts — Law Enforcement January 3, 2017

Vol. 31 No. 27 SENATE BILL 1189 AMENDS REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO AUTOPSIES

On September 28, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1189, which amends several California Government Code provisions and adds a new section to the Government Code relating to autopsies as set forth below.  This legislation is effective January 1, 2017. Government Code Section 27491.4 SB 1189 amends Government Code section 27491.4…

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Client Alerts — Law Enforcement January 3, 2017

Vol. 31 No. 26- OFFICERS’ PERSONNEL RECORDS MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T OBSERVE OR PARTICIPATE IN MISCONDUCT

On December 12, 2016, the 2nd District Court of Appeal held, in Riske v. Superior Court (City of Los Angeles), that Evidence Code 1043 and 1045 (“Pitchess motion”), governing the discovery of peace officer personnel records, is not limited to cases involving officers who either witnessed or committed misconduct. “If a plaintiff can demonstrate the…

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