LCCRSF v. City of Sacramento, Sacramento Police Department (Police Accountability)
On December 7, 2021, LCCRSF filed suit against the City of Sacramento for withholding dozens of public documents regarding the police department’s response to protests , including disparities between the police response to racial justice demonstrations and protests organized by known-white supremacist groups.
The lawsuit alleges that the City of Sacramento failed to comply with the Public Records Act, a state law which establishes that the public has the right to access information of public importance from public agencies. This includes the information sought by LCCRSF, such as surveillance records, communications regarding racial justice groups and white supremacist groups during the protests, and other information related to the targeting, arrest, and surveillance of protesters.
The suit is filed by the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs LLP on behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.