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County judge rules in favor of police records release; unions likely to appeal

Original post made on Feb 11, 2019

A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge on Friday blocked a move by officers with five county police departments and the sheriff's office to resist the potential release of pre-2019 records of officer shootings and potential misconduct.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 11, 2019 at 8:07 am

It is about time those records be made public. The rest of the people in society records are made public and even sometimes broadcasted on TV. There is no reason why the ones who are suppose to be setting the example should not be held to the same standard. Transperancy builds stronger communities.

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Posted by SRV Parent
a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:04 am

Still waiting for Danville PD to release the results of their investigation into the killing of a motorist in downtown Danville. Chief Shields said it was justified the day after it happened. So no one can say Danville PD are not amazing, they were able to conduct an investigation in one day.

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Posted by DANVILLE
a resident of Danville
on Feb 14, 2019 at 9:09 am

Exactly! They are amazing, so no reason why they should fight to keep their records private from the public.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm

I have always wandered following a police chase of a suspect, and when police surround an armed suspect, rendering the suspect escape impossible.

There are any where from twenty to fifty officers at the scene, when the suspect may suddenly display his body with weapon in hand, all officers on scene open fire, with the suspect sustaining thirty to fifty bullet wounds.

Why is this over kill necessary? Why can't one or two officers be pre designated to shoot preventing this over kill?

Do police officers have an adrenalin rush is shooting into the body of suspect?

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