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Accessing Police Discipline Files

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July 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Free webinar! 1 hour of MCLE self-study.

With recent attention on police accountability, criminal law and employment law practitioners discuss the opaque process for accessing police officer personnel records for use in criminal and civil cases, as well as disciplinary proceedings.

This program is Co-Sponsored by Labor & Employment Law Section, Racial Justice Committee, and Criminal Law Section

Moderator: Nick Rescigno.
Speakers: Geoffrey S. Sheldon and Tim Warriner.


Geoff Sheldon is the Chair of the firm’s Public Safety Practice Group, and is also one of the firm’s seasoned litigators. Geoff regularly provides advice, counsel and representation to firm clients on a wide array of matters, including matters involving the POBR, FLSA, the California Labor Code, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the California and United States Constitutions, the California Public Records Act and similar claims. Geoff is an expert in defending firm clients in traditional employment litigation as well as class and collective action lawsuits. He has successfully represented firm clients in FLSA collective actions through trial and appeal, and has successfully defeated class certification in many lawsuits. Geoff’s litigation practice extends to handling federal and state writs, injunctions and appeals. He has successfully argued cases in front of the California Court of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. Geoff routinely assists public agency clients and law enforcement with matters such as personnel management, investigation and discipline, unfair labor practices, grievances, medical and other types of leaves of absence, fitness for duty and disability accommodation, and public safety retirement issues.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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