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Riverside County Sheriff's Dep't v. Stiglitz, E052729

Trial court's grant of a county sheriff's department's petition for a writ of administrative mandate seeking to vacate a hearing officer's decision concerning a terminated correctional officer's request for a Pitchess motion is reversed where: 1) an administrative hearing officer may rule on a Pitchess motion where Pitchess discovery is relevant; and 2) if Pitchess discovery is relevant to an officer's defense in a section 3304(b) hearing, the officer who is subject to discipline must have the opportunity to demonstrate the relevance of the personnel records of other officers and to obtain the records if they are relevant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/28/2012
  • Published 09/28/2012

Judges

  • McKinster

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel