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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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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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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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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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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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December 5, 2016

Vol 31. No. 25-THE TRUTH ACT, THE TRUST ACT, ICE DETAINERS AND CALIFORNIA LAW ENFORCEMENT

On September 28, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2792, known as the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act.  The Act imposes obligations on California law enforcement if they notify the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency of an inmate’s upcoming date and time of release. Current…

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December 2, 2016

Vol. 31 No. 24- VEHICLE CODE SECTION 31, WHICH PROHIBITS LYING TO AN OFFICER ENGAGED IN OFFICIAL DUTIES, IS CONSTITUTIONAL

On November 18, 2016, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, held in People v. Wilson Morera-Munoz that Vehicle Code Section 31, which criminalizes the making of false statements to law enforcement officers while they are engaged in the performance of their duties under that code, was not an unconstitutional infringement on the First…

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November 18, 2016

Vol. 31 No. 23-PROPOSITION 64 AND PEACE OFFICERS – CAN THEY NOW LEGALLY USE MARIJUANA?

Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in California as an initiated state statute.  Supporters referred to the initiative as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act but its official title was the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“the Adult Use of Marijuana Act”).  It…

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