Judge Orders OC Sheriff To Reduce Jail Population By 50% Due To PandemicThe Orange County Superior Court Friday ordered Sheriff Don Barnes to reduce jail populations by 50% in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Mayor, LAPD Chief Defend Policy Withholding Officer Body Camera FootageThe city’s policy restricting the release of video from police officer body cameras is needed to preserve evidence needed to ensure criminal convictions and prevent sometimes-embarrassing footage from being publicly aired, city and police officials said.
Appeals Court Says Police Can Withhold License Plate ScansPolice don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.
ACLU Releases Smartphone App To Record Encounters With PoliceA new smartphone app allows Californians who record encounters with police to automatically submit the video to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
ACLU Sues 2 Police Agencies Over Phone-Tracking Tech RecordsThe American Civil Liberties Union of California filed lawsuits Tuesday against the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Anaheim Police Department alleging they violated state law by not providing documents on their use of technology that may be used to intercept phone calls or text messages.
Some Mexicans To Be Given Another Chance To Stay In U.S.Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
ACLU Sues For Records On Border Patrol's 'Roving' AgentsThe American Civil Liberties Union sued the Border Patrol's parent agency Tuesday for records on its activities away from the nation's border with Mexico.
Civil-Rights Groups Insist Police Are Becoming Too MilitarizedThe news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.
Judge Rules Some California Convicts Can VoteA judge ruled Wednesday that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred by deciding that tens of thousands of criminals who are serving sentences under community supervision are ineligible to vote.
ACLU Files Suit On Timeliness Of Immigrant Asylum InterviewImmigration advocates are filing suit against the federal government, saying immigration officials are violating their own rules by failing to provide a speedy hearing to some immigrants who face deportation.
Calif. To Send Voter Forms To Insurance Enrollees The state of California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million people who have signed up for insurance through its health care exchange after a threat of a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday.
Secretary Of State Sued Over Criminals' Voting The American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and other groups filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of nearly 60,000 convicts .
LA County Supervisor Files Motion To Add Cross To County SealThe move comes almost 10 years after its redesign in 2004, when the cross and other images were removed under the threat of legal action by the ACLU.
Judge Orders War Memorial Cross To Be Removed From Federal PropertyA judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed.
State Board Votes To Allow Prostitutes To Be Paid Victim CompensationCalifornia officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.